We all go through moments of stress. How we deal with said stress is how we are as a person. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not judging anyone for the way that they deal with the stress in their life. All that I am saying is that we as a society tend to see dealing with stress as a character definition.
However sometimes it is beyond our capacity to deal with. Then stress becomes mental illness and nervous breakdowns. There becomes physical symptoms. And it varies by the person. Stress is not something that is wanted by anyone. It does however, on occasion sharpen the mind and make clarity easier to achieve.
I, myself, have found that for example the stress of a deadline can get the creative juices flowing in some. I have also seen others who freeze when placed under such stress. How do you handle stress? And what are some relaxation techniques you have for dealing with stress when it shows up?