All Stress Begins with our Thoughts

All Stress Begins with our Thoughts

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All stress begins with a thought. It isn’t what’s happening “out there” that initiates the stress response.

It’s how we interpret what’s happening “out there” that causes us to become stressed or not.


We call this a perception of a threat. If we think this situation will lead to some kind of pain (emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical), we turn on the stress response automatically to prepare for the potential pain. The potential pain is what we call a “threat.” Prevention of stress, then, is best done by focusing on our thoughts, by changing how we think about those things we think are threatening.