Stress & Pressure?

The other day, someone ask me how I handle stress.

The truth is – we all have stress and pressure. We all handle it a different way. This has always been an element of my life that I wanted to have full control over. It is important to not let stress get the best of you! When the going gets tough- don’t run away but embrace it. Stress and pressure are not bad things but a test of someones character.

So, how do I handle stress? I take a step back from the sitatution. I get fresh air and go on a mini walk (or pace). This is to get my brian functioning in a different element and to take the pressure off of the situation. I will turn on my favorite song or music station to relax a little bit. If I can, ill go for a quick run!  Once I feel I have calmed down, I enter the situation and conquer it to the best of my ability. I always say, “it will pass!”

At the end of the day, every person comes in contact with a stressful or high pressured situations. That doesn’t mean the person should act angry, throw things, verbally attack someone or give up but to be strong and to get through it.

I cannot help but to think of the song Under Pressure by Queen!

“Under Pressure”

Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streetsIt’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people – people on streetsChippin’ around, kick my brains across the floor
These are the days, when it rains it pours
People on streets – people on streets

It’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, higher…
Pressure on people – people on streets

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don’t work
Keep coming up with love but it’s so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?

Love
Insanity laughs under pressure we’re cracking
Can’t we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can’t we give love that one more chance?
Why can’t we give love, give love, give love..?

‘Cause love’s such an old-fashioned word
and love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

-All the Best,
J.J.