Stop letting stress control your life.

If you are an athlete or even a functioning human being for that matter, there is no doubt you have experienced the stressors of life.

Stress can have severe damaging potential. You must take control over stress in life. Do not let it define who you are and what you are capable of becoming.

Some stress is a good thing. This is probably a trait that has been passed down over the centuries from our distant ancestors.

Without some stress, these folks would have had a difficult time surviving in the harsh realities of hunting and gathering.

Stress would have been a positive cue to take cover from storms, or from not so friendly predators.

To much stress, however, can have a negative impact on your performance, and overall quality of life.

Back then, stress helped to save your ass from getting mauled by a bear or scalped by the neighboring tribe. Today, we have a different kind of stress, and for most of us, it doesn’t involve getting eaten alive.

Today we manufacture our stressors. Work, school, parents, spouses, all present an element of stress. When not properly dealt with, these stressors build up and leave us feeling like it is a survival situation, when usually it isn’t.

Learn to recognize and deal with the stressors in your life. Before they get out of control. Remember, stress like an emotion is mostly how you respond. See stressful situations for what they really are.

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