Adults and kids alike are under an increasing amount of pressure to do more and be more, and with less and less time on our hands.
Adults have to deal with bigger KPIs, targets, goals at work and in business. Kids' school syllabus and levels of homework are on the up, with no apparent relief in sight.
It's no wonder so many people feel stressed, and it affects our interactions and relationships.
One of the great benefits of our martial arts is its ability to train us to deal with stress.
The constant practice of coming back to our ready stance, in body and eventually in mind, grows this reflex in us to focus even harder past the distractions and sources of stress, and zero in on a better outcome.