However, our responses to stress are not inevitable. Think back to the person you know that can handle any crisis with the patience and serenity of Iyov (Job), or alternatively, the person that seems to wither under even the slightest amount of pressure.
Our ability, or inability, to handle stress is based on our resilience, which Precision Nutrition defines as "..the ability to bounce back from a challenge."
Our physical body, emotions, attitudes, beliefs, environment, and even our worldview influence our resilience and therefore our ability to deal with, adapt to, and recover from stress. Resilience is therefore a skill and mindset that we can learn and improve in order to improve the quality of our lives and bodies.
"When we have physical, mental, and emotional resilience, we feel in control of our lives and our bodies." (PN Level 2 Certification Program)
Check out the resilience web below to determine where you stack up: