How stressful we *perceive* small daily stressors to be may have more of an impact on our physical health than the actual number of daily stressful events.
Just one extra bit of evidence on the pile linking our mindset with our physical health. I.e. our internal interpretation of external events can have a much more powerful effect on our bodies than the occurrence of external events in themselves…
So, we often can’t control external events, but if we can learn about our internal reactions to situations and develop different coping skills perhaps it’s an incentive not just for our minds, but for our bodies too?
This article outlines a study exploring the perception of stress with health effects: