In today’s world, it can be normal for someone to feel stressed, and there are a number of reasons why they would feel this way. For one thing, it could relate to what is taking place in their career.


One could have the kind of job where they have to complete things at certain times, and if they don’t, they could be on their way. At times it, might possible for them to keep their head above water, but at other times, they could find that it is a challenge for them to keep up.

Or, one could find that this area of their life is generally not a problem, and that it is another part that gets them down. If it is something that weights them down, they could also be other things that cause them to feel as though they are carrying the weight of the world on shoulders.


Due to the amount of energy that they put into this part of their life, they might not take the time to look after their own mind and body. This could mean that they won’t eat at the right time, or that they will eat the wrong food.

Along with this, when they do eat, they could end up eating too much food. The vehicle that allows them to experience life is then going to be something else that will give them something to worry about.


In addition to this, one could find that their relationships are not going as they would like them to go. Perhaps they are with someone who they no longer want to be with, and they don’t know how to end it with them.

Alternatively, they might be at the stage where they want to have children, and if they don’t do something soon, it might be too late. This is then going to be something that will cause them to experience anxiety, and they might even end up dreaming about it.


On the other hand, one might have a child who is playing up at school or going through a bad patch, for instance. When they are with them or going about their day-to-day life, their thoughts could be consumed by how they are going to get them back on track.

Then again, there is the chance that their child has been doing fine, but this could be about to change if they are going through a divorce or about to move to another country. Whether or not their child is going to cope could fill their mind and body with tension.


To top it all off, they could spend a lot of energy thinking about if they look good enough, of if they need to change how they look. One is then not going think about how they look from time to time, it will be something that takes over their whole life.

They could believe that it is only a matter of time before something changes, and people no longer treat them in the same way. The amount of time they spend thinking about their appearance could then make it harder for them to function in other areas of their life.

Stepping Back

So, as a result of how much stress one can experience, it is going to be vital for them to take the time to relax. If this doesn’t take place, their whole life could end up getting even worse, and their health will also pay the price (that’s if it hasn’t already).

This is not to say that they will need to radically change their life, as they may only need to make a few small changes. There will be what they can do externally, and what they can do internally.

One Hand

When it comes to the external world, there can be times when they can only do so much. This is partly comes down to the fact that they can’t control others; they can only control themselves.

Therefore, it is going to be necessary for them to look into what they can change and what they can’t. As if they can’t change something, they are going to be wasting their energy by letting it get to them.

Two Hands

What this shows is that a lot of the stress that they experience is the result of how they are responding to what is taking place. If they can change how they respond, they will end up experiencing less stress.

One will then be letting go of what they can’t control and embracing what they can control. It is then not about them mastering their outer world; it is about them mastering their inner world.

Time Out

At the same time, it will be a good idea for them to find time to relax, and to give their mind and body what it needs. This may mean that they could start to meditate, or to go to a spa from time to time.

One may also find that they need to completely change the direction of their life, and that could show that they can’t handle a lot of stress. This doesn’t mean that they are weaker than others; what it can show is that they are sensitive.

Highly Sensitive Person

Through being this way, it is going to mean that the world around them has a far bigger effect on them than the average person. Thus, it won’t take a lot of stimulation for them to feel overwhelmed.

It is then going to be in their best interest to keep their stress levels down; if the don’t, they could soon end being burnt out. Every area of their life may need to be a certain way for them to function at their best.


This is why it is going to be important for them to understand themselves, as this will allow them to thrive. If they don’t, they will end up being their own worst enemy, and being sensitive could be seen as a burden.

Author's Bio: 

Prolific writer, author, and coach, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over one thousand in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice. His current projects include 'A Dialogue With The Heart' and 'Communication Made Easy'.

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