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Why cant i handle stressful situations?

15 Answers
Last Updated: 07/23/2018 at 1:59pm
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
February 2nd, 2016 8:34am
Probably because you not taking active measures to keep it under control. This can take time in learning how to cope.
PashT007
April 13th, 2015 8:30pm
Stress is a lot to handle. Sometimes we are stresses because we can't handle the load thats on our plate. Put the most important things first and let the rest fall where they may.
Elta
October 17th, 2016 4:48pm
A lot of people have trouble dealing with stress. Some are more prone to chronic stress than others. The effects are numerous on the body and mind. It makes emotions hard to manage and thoughts difficult to control. Perhaps you can handle light stress, but major problems can be unbearable to most. It may just be that you haven't had the time to see yourself come through the other side enough to build confidence that you can handle stressful situations. Our perception of ourselves has a major impact on what we go through and how we handle a situation. Building confidence and self-esteem slowly is a process that takes some time. Yet, with more confidence, you'll find that you are able to adapt to things easier, and perhaps stressful situations will be easier to handle later on.
mjibarra
October 27th, 2015 2:12pm
I think you can handle it but you just aren't sure how to yet! My advice is to take a deep breath and take small steps at a time to overcome it!
Whisk
November 2nd, 2015 8:37pm
Stress is a natural response to a situation that you don't want to be in. It is natural that we find it difficult to handle.
MountainHills
May 24th, 2015 9:03pm
You may not be able to handle stressful situations because they are too much for you to handle all at once. Maybe try to break up the problem and solve little parts, to manage it easier.
hwwof
May 18th, 2015 9:36am
It may be that you simply don't have the experience. If you reflect on each stressful situation, you might be able to find out different approaches you could try next time.
Anonymous
May 24th, 2016 10:58am
might be to stressful for you, might be to much going on already and you cant handle it, or you might have anxiety.
Anonymous
July 18th, 2017 7:58pm
You may have an anxiety disorder that causes your anxiety to get worse and not allow you to think properly during stressful situations. Some people can take medication to help handle their stress.
Dreamz
June 22nd, 2015 9:03pm
Stressful situations are.. well.. stressful! So, those kinds of situations are often very hard for people to handle and it's okay if you have trouble with that.
WeRhere2help
December 14th, 2015 1:52pm
Maybe it's not that you not, But that you just don't know how. It's a very hard talent to teach yourself. You can do it with positive vibes and the right amount of support with medication if needed. also if you need someone to talk too, I volunteer.
Snakefoxbox
June 13th, 2016 10:05am
Everyone deals with situations differently, some can handle it easier than others. It's perfectly okay and normal if you can't handle it at all.
Anonymous
July 18th, 2017 1:16pm
You need support and people to help you until you can manage on your own. Stress can be a pretty big issue for many people but you need to find something that relaxes you.
endearingLion70
April 2nd, 2018 9:21pm
We have different ways of perceiving situations in our lives and sometime the way we look at a certain situation makes us stressed. One way to handle this is to learn different ways to calm yourself and a different thought process.
Anonymous
July 23rd, 2018 1:59pm
Sometimes situations are over whelming and our body does not know how to properly handle it. It's not your fault but you must find a way to eliminate that stress and find ways to cope.