If you were to put a frog in a pot of water and heat the water; the frog will adjust as the temperature of the water increases. The frog will continue to adjust as the temperature continue to climb. Suddenly, when the frog gets the notion that it is finally time to get out of the water, he can’t. Then he dies.
We are built to adjust to stressors. It is utterly amazing how we able to withstand even the challenging situations. We are resilient, we adjust, we say bring it, we adjust again and again. Unfortunately, continuous adjusting can prove to be detrimental to our health. We have to pay attention the signs of stress mentally and physically and then intervene. Stress is known as the “silent killer.” As we adjust, what is going on silently in our bodies; what is building up on the inside?
The frog did not jump out when he needed to. We have to decide when to take action so we do not have a fate similar to the frog. If not death, depression and anxiety can be the results.