Stress..wouldn’t it be great if our life didn’t have any? Sure a few days where everything goes along perfectly would be nice every now and again, but when it comes to having no stress in our lives at all let us be careful what we wish for.
Ok before I lose you completely let me explain what i mean. Imagine if everything we had to lift was as light as a feather? Sounds great, but how on earth would we build the muscles needed for our body to work properly? It would be great if our partners agreed with everything we thought, but where would the variety in our relationships be? I can just imagine what you are thinking, “Neil, i really could skip the stress that comes with disagreeing with the one i love. “. It is no fun going through the frustration and sometimes hurt feelings that come with disagreements, but often times this is when we learn the most about and grow closest to our partner.
You see whenever stress appears in our lives the easiest way to not let it get to us is to ask one very important question, “how can i use this?”. By asking this, and by using the stress to better ourselves it will keep us from feeling overwhelmed. Here is a list of some of the possible things we can come up with.
- I learned something about the person i disagreed with
- I learned something about myself
- Here is an opportunity to show something great about my character
- I made it through this stressful time
So next time stress appears in your life look it square in the eyes and say “I’m going to use you, you will no longer use me.”