#MicroblogMondays 58: Stress
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I read an interesting way of thinking about stress. The gist is that stress is a response that highlights what is important to you. If it wasn’t important, it would become an annoyance and not a stressor. We stress about things we care about.
Of course, not every stressor is going to be important; sometimes you get mildly stressed over having to wait at a red light. But if you find that you’re frequently highly stressed about your family, for example, you might conclude that having a healthy relationship with them is important to you.
I know a lot of us are dealing with a shit-ton of stress at the cosmic level, which I differentiate from the day-to-day level. And when I considered what I stress about, I realized that, yes, they are all things that are important to me.
Think about your major stressors. Are they things/people that are very important to you? Does thinking this way change the way you see that stress?
And feel free to vent your stress if you wish.
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