What Are the 3 Steps to Becoming Stress-Proof? | TIME
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2) It’s All About A Feeling Of Control
As is often said, stress isn’t about what happens to you, it’s how you react to it. This is true.
We’re not as stressed when we feel in control. Again, the emphasis is on feel. Even illusory feelings of control can eliminate stress. (This is the secret to why idiots and crazy people may feel far less stress than those who see a situation clearly.)
Anything that increases your perception of control over a situation — whether it actually increases your control or not — can substantially decrease your stress level.