FB post turned blog post.
One of the most effective ways to cultivate psychological resistance to your environment is detachment from the factors causing stress.
This is applicable to those who can’t escape their harsh, stressful environments.
Before doing something like that, remember three things though;
1- It’s easier said than done. Takes a lot of forceful avoidance (will).
2- There are extreme side-effects like anti-social behavior, lack of social skills, anxiety, depression, emotional imbalance and loss of empathy, with prolonged application.
3- If not kept in check, i.e. if you constantly keep detaching yourself from everything you ‘don’t like’, you will alter your brain in a way that even the smallest things will cause you to lash out or you will become completely desensitized to all stimuli, including any emotion of joy. It’s only truly useful for those extreme stress situations, not your day-to-day issues.