Sunday, November 23, 2008


Stress is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human body to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.
I hate stress. I hate that it happens. I hate that I cannot handle it well. I hate that it causes me to act like a complete idiot. I hate that I go all Bruce Banner when things get chaotic around me (well minus the green skin and massive muscles - though I wish that would happen sometimes). How did Jesus go through life without flippin' his lid? Even the incident in the temple can be explained away with the "righteous anger" argument. He just always was in full control of himself. I don't get it. How is that possible? What do I need to do to get better control of my stress? I heard that learning to meditate (prayer) and relax were two keys to bringing down stress levels. Interesting that I feel convicted on my lack of consistent prayer while noticing a problem with my stress levels. Maybe that's how Jesus did it. He just kept connecting to God the Father. At the very least it had to keep him cool in a lot of situations. Anyway, I recognize this is an issue and I also recognize that a lack in ability in controlling it will kill me eventually. So here's to figuring it out...


Jason and Melissa Schneider said...

Stress like so many other things actually affects us from the inside out. Our blood vessels constrict, or your intesines get stressed- and you know what happens next...
Just like fast food has a deteriorating effect on our cells, you can fight against stress and fast food from the inside out.
By eating healthy, using supplements, and exercise.
Stress can be a a spiritual issue, just as much as it is a physical one.

My recommendation: Pray while you exercise, and take some extra anti oxidants.