Much of your stress level comes down to personal control. Whether you feel in control of your life or controlled by your life can greatly impact your experience of stress. As human beings we're hard wired to be in charge of ourselves and our environment. Some of us just take longer than others to learn the distinction between ridding ourselves of symptoms and getting to their source. If we think we don't have control of our lives because we see our obstacles as insurmountable, we stay where we are and our problems are guaranteed to become steady companions. Now ask yourself, what is the matrix, erm! i meant! What is "control". Do you leave everything to faith and destiny or take the bull by the horns?