Stress Causes: What Are Your Beliefs About Stress?

by Doc Orman, M.D.


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In my first two posts this week, I covered some basics about how beliefs can lead to stress and how some beliefs are better than others.  Today, I want to explore two additional questions: 

1.     What are your personal beliefs about stress?

2.     How good are they at helping you eliminate stress from your life? 

Some Beliefs About Stress Are Better Than Others 

While mistaken beliefs and other misconceptions about life are often at the bottom of most types of stress we experience, we can become doubly disadvantaged if we also have mistaken beliefs about stress.  These mistaken beliefs can include fundamental misunderstandings about what stress really is, where it comes from for human beings, and what our best options are for dealing with it. 

So what are the specific beliefs about stress that you have?  And are they the very best ones you could adopt? 

For example, do you have any of the following beliefs about stress: 

  • Stress is something that actually exists.
  • Human beings frequently suffer from stress.
  • Stress is an inevitable, unavoidable aspect of modern life.
  • The best way to deal with stress is to manage it.
  • Some stress is good or healthy for us.
  • Stress is a motivator that makes us more productive.
  • It’s not really possible to live mostly stress free. 

If you believe in any of these mistaken notions about stress listed above, you’ve been hoodwinked by popular opinions that are not very helpful for living a low stress life.  Even though millions of people have been brainwashed into thinking about stress in exactly these ways, you don’t have to continue to be one of them. 

You can reject any of these commonly held beliefs, anytime.  And you are always free to replace them with better ideas about stress, whenever you want. 

There Are Much Better Ways To Think About Stress 

If you’ve been following this blog for the past six months, or if you subscribe to my free monthly newsletter, you’ve already been introduced to many of the antidotes for the above listed false beliefs about stress. 

If you are relatively new to this blog, I encourage you to go back and review some of the earlier posts.  Even better, you will find my recommendations for new and improved ways of thinking about stress in my free 24-page report, How To Relieve Stress Without Managing It, which you can immediately download from the sign up form at the end of this post. 

In future installments of this blog, I will address additional topics related to how mistaken beliefs can lead to problems and stress in our lives.  Be sure to check back next week, when I will show you how to distinguish three different levels of thoughts that are always involved whenever you believe anything—regardless of whether your belief is a good one or not. 

So, if you haven’t yet downloaded and read the free stress relief report below, please do this right now.  You’ll gain a whole new perspective on stress that will put you way ahead of most other people. 

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