Why do some people feel in control, even in the face of adversity, while others feel depressed and helpless? We can look at three important things: 1) what is currently happening in their lives; 2) how they explain and respond to what is happening; 3) what they have experienced in
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If you fail a test, don’t get a promotion in work or don’t get invited to a social event what do you put it down to? Do you think “I’m not smart”, “I’m not good at my job” and “I’m not a likeable person”? Or do you think “I didn’t
You’re working on a project when you hit a bump. It is a problem for which there isn’t an obvious solution and it’s going to set you back at least a few hours, maybe more. How do you react?
Throw in the towel and storm off in a bad mood?
Have you ever felt so stressed out by work that making the smallest decisions, such as what to eat for dinner, seems like too big of a chore to deal with? Many people find decision-making difficult but under stress it becomes even more so.
Stress is known to affect our decision-making
Have you ever suffered through a particularly stressful period in work or family life only to find that, as soon as you are able to relax, you have succumbed to every cold and flu virus going? This is probably because your body’s stress system and immune system are integrally linked.
Emotions are complicated. How do you know that you’re feeling excited and not nervous, for example? Or how do you distinguish anger from fear? The answer is experience. As adults we have experience of a broad range of emotions; we understand how to distinguish them from each other and how