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Jul 08, 2019 06:40:09

Stressed ...

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 212 words | 🐣 | 273💌

Julia Saxena

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As I was writing an ebook about "how to have less stress in your life" this afternoon ... 

I felt stressed.... so stressed...

I'm leaving tomorrow for Europe. I got to pack my suitcase. I got a few things for my clients to finish. I want to leave the apartment, not in a mess, but tidy.  

And this stresses me out! 

I don't want to get behind on work and upset my clients. Don't want to forget anything important that I'll need. Don't want to lose my streak on 200WAD. 

I know, I'm probably overreacting... 

This situation is only stressful because I make it so. 

I also learned about the "recipe for stress" today. 

Something is stressful if it's N.U.T.S.:

NOVELTY - Something new that you haven't experienced before

UNPREDICTABILITY - Something you had no way of knowing it would occur

THREAT TO THE EGO - Your competence as a person is called into question

SENSE OF CONTROL - You feel you have little or no control over the situation

What could I do? Simply react differently and not let this get to me. 

Also, this is a positive thing to be stressed about. 

Excited and stressed at the same time. 

I know everything will be fine. Nothing too bad can happen. Nothing that can't be repaired. 


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    @juliasaxena ... The first sentence of your E-book should be: "I felt stressed.... so stressed..." hehehe

    Efran avatar Efran | Jul 08, 2019 15:33:51
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    @juliasaxena - I've also heard it said that you can just re-label it "excitement". I was thinking mostly about how the expectations we ascribe to the response of others -- I guess that would be the ego -- plays a role. If there were no other people in the world, and we weren't afraid there was nothing fun in the afterlife -- would we care about anything?

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 08, 2019 06:18:39
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      @brianball Agree. Expectations play a big role. I want to meet others expectations and my own.

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jul 09, 2019 08:57:54
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