April 19, 2020

Stress vs worry

Sent by Jonathan Stark on April 19th, 2020

Stress and worry are not the same thing.

Stress is the tension that results from a force being applied to a norm. 

Worry is pointless fretting about an undesirable future state.

Stress can exist in a person, a system, or a physical object. 

Worry, on the other hand, only exists in the human mind.

A bridge or a crowbar or a software application can all endure stress. But none of them are worried about anything. 

You can relieve stress by making decisions and taking actions. 

The only thing that you can do to relieve worry is to decide to stop worrying.

If you’re going to imagine the future at all, why not imagine good things happening instead bad things?