Stress, is it all a matter of perception?
Posted on 3rd September 2014 at 07:30
Last week’s post focussed on the physical side of stress. What happens to our bodies when we experience a stressful event – and how it’s changed little over the millennia.
But have you ever stopped to wonder why we each have our own unique list of things that press our “stress buttons”? True, there are some things which we all tend to find stressful but, even then, you’ll still find those who are exceptions to the rule.
So, if it isn’t the thing itself which is inherently stressful, what determines whether we find it stressful or not?