Quote of the day: No one can create negativity or stress within you...

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This month at The Skill Collective we're focusing on stress.

Stress is all around us - from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, we experience a series of thoughts and events that all have the potential to cause us stress. Yet, ultimately, people may react in different ways to the very same event. So what differentiates between those who feel stressed and those who don't?

It turns out that it's something a simple as perspective, or how you interpret an event. Perspective can lead you to:

  • See minor obstacles as major catastrophes

  • Turn up the intensity of your emotions, for example rather than feel annoyed you may feel rage

  • See things as being others' fault when responsibility lies with more than one party

Perspective is the cornerstone of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT looks at how our interpretations can drive up our distress, and looks at modifying these interpretations to reduce the amount of distress experienced.

So, as we focus on stress this month, let's not forget how something as simple as perspective can make all the difference.


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