What This Blog is About
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This blog is about what psychology has to say about facing everyday stress. Anxiety, jealousy, anger, love, depression, grief – like everyone, you experience these emotions and the stress they can produce. You lose loved ones, you get bored with your job, you have kids, you care for elderly parents, the water heater breaks, you suffer a personal attack, a storm damages your house, your neighbor is a pain in the a……well, you get the idea. Stress surrounds you and sometimes you feel helpless to do anything about it.
Faced with life, you really have two choices: You can say the hell with it, decide to live with the stress, withdraw into a protective shell, and avoid trying to do anything about it. From a psychological perspective, this choice will turn you into a stagnant pool; you exist, but not in any productive or satisfying way.
On the other hand, you can decide to attack the stress in your life, to accept challenges and meet them as best you can. You can decide not to be ruled by your emotions, but to use them to your advantage. This choice requires more effort and focus than the first one, but the effort is well worth it in the long run. This choice, and how you can apply psychology to your life and become better at dealing with your everyday stressors, is what we talk about in this blog. Join us!
3 thoughts on “Coping With Everyday Life”
This blog was a great idea. I love the purpose of this blog, because in my generation, it is hard for people to acccept certain things. We live in a world where people pick and choose what they want to hear or see, instead of facing one’s greatest challenge. My favorite part of this introduction was learning what things are under our control. In my life, I am so quick to be the hero, instead of seeing that certain events are beyond my control and that I cannot save everyone. I believe this blog will help guide the lives of many.
Tyara, a legendary football coach, who understood that you can’t win every game, once said, “Winning isn’t everything. The effort you put forth to try and win is everything.” You’re correct; you can’t save everyone. But the effort you put forth to try is under your control.
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