Stress in Life
A lot of people look at stress provoking situations as “threats” and they logically connect it to the typical “fight or flight” response. Justifications come from the hormonal response and the accompanying physiological symptoms like increased blood pressure, heart beat rate, etc. While hormonal and physiological responses are fine, but from the point of view of stress management, it does not help much. It is simply not proper, particularly in today’s world, to get aggressive or to try to get away from uncomfortable situations.
There is another scientifically proven stress coping mechanism, “Tend and befriend“, largely employed by women. This also has hormonal justification. This appears more appropriate in today’s world as it relies on interpersonal relations. We all know the importance of networking and its supportive influence on us.