Sign up for
Kelly's Healthy Living eNewsletter

About

About Kelly

Kelly Bliss’ Story

 • A Journey

 • I Am Angry

 • Obstacles or Opportunities

 • Can't Get No Satisfaction

From Yo-Yo Dieting to Self-Care

Redefine the Problem (It's NOT Weight)

Lifestyle Coaching

YOU Can Work with Kelly

Self-care Phone Line

Chat Summaries

Kelly on Self-Care

Philly Healthy Eating with Bliss

Client Journals

Kelly Answers Your Questions

Self-Care Excerpts-Don’t Weight

Plus Size Fitness

What is Fitness with Bliss?

12 Different Plus Size Workouts

Which Workout For You?

Fitness Tip of the Day

Philly Fitness with Bliss Classes

Plus Size Fitness Professionals 

Fitness Excerpts-Don’t Weight

Healthy Eating

Kelly on Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Tip of the Day

Your Online Workbook

Quick Success Check List 

This Week at a Glance

Check Your Seasonal Progress

Eating Excerpts-Don’t Weight

Success Stories

Healthy Eating Success

Fitness Success

Relationship & Self-Care Success

Submit Your Success Story!

eNewsletter

Current Issue

eNewsletter Past Issues

Sign-up or Change Address

Kelly’s Choice Shopping

Favorite Shopping

In the News

Kelly Bliss & Plus Size Yellow
   Pages In the News

Health Focus

Sleep Apnea Solutions

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

Depression Relief

Contact Me

Talk to Kelly

Media Contact Kelly

Public Speaking

Kelly Speaking at Your Event

Become an Affiliate

Join Kelly Bliss' Affiliate Program

Wholesale

Buy Kelly's Products Wholesale

 

 

> Back to Self-Care Excerpts List

Self-Care Excerpt from Don't Weight

Stress, Not Always Destructive

Think of the excitement you feel when you are starting a new project that you like and that you know will turn out wonderful. That excitement is a form of stress. It helps you to have the energy necessary to accomplish the tasks at hand. Now, think of the anxiety you feel when you have a job to do that seems difficult or impossible to do. That anxiety is also form of stress.

Alertness and excitement are responses to constructive stress. Anxiety and nervousness are responses to destructive stress. What is the difference? How can we change the way we look at things so that we feel challenged and exhilarated instead of overwhelmed and exhausted? I believe the answer has to do with feeling that you have the ability to affect the situation.

Sometimes it seems like every minute of every day is filled with things that you just have to do immediately. Mornings are hectic as you scramble to get ready for the day. The kids need their boots. The dog needs feeding. The car needs gas. Everybody needs something from you. Whether you work at home or outside the home, your day is filled with tasks that require your attention and your time. After a long day, do you get to rest? No. All the evening's activities and obligations are still ahead of you. Aahh! It is all too much!

You know the feeling; it is like your life is running you instead of you running your life. Somehow, things get away from you and you are reacting to your circumstances. It feels like you have little choice and less control. I believe the feeling of having no control is what causes destructive stress.

Since life is so dynamic and changing, there is no such thing as having complete control of your situation. However, you can feel empowered and hopeful that you can affect your situation. When you approach the same situation with a different mind set, you will have a different reaction. As soon as you begin to feel hopeful and able to cope, your reaction to the stress will be exhilaration and energy. By looking at the situation differently you changed destructive stress into constructive stress.

©2011 Work It Out Inc., Plus Size Yellow Pages. Privacy Policy

Contents of site may be reprinted or distributed as long as the following statement is printed on every page:

By Kelly Bliss M.Ed., A.C.E. author of Don’t Weight, Eat Healthy & Get Moving NOW!
Call 610-394-2547, Email kelly@kellybliss.com
www.KellyBliss.com and www.PlusSizeYellowPages.com
Lifestyle Watchers ® and Fitness with Bliss™

Site Design by Rossello Solutions