Let’s talk about stress.
According to PBS.org, stress is your body’s response to anything that disrupts your normal life and routines.
Your body responds to stressful events with an instinctive “fight or flight” response. This physical response comes from a rush of adrenaline and other hormones that speed up your heart and breathing and give you a burst of energy so that you can respond to danger.
We may not need to fight, or flee from, predators and immediate danger very often. But the stress response still kicks in when we feel a threat. In the modern world, the causes of stress can be everyday events and changes, such as relationships, work, money, and difficult decisions. They can also be traumatic events, such as the death of a loved one, natural disasters, and trauma, says the source.
At times, we stress by over- thinking about a given situation. It might not be as big, but in our minds, we make it seem that way.
I think that’s exactly what I’m doing.
I have several things to do such as: pack, research banks, change our addresses, spend time with family and friends, etc. It’s just too much for me and I’m not handling it too well. I’m adding my stress onto my boyfriend, who is doing everything in his power to make this whole thing work.
He doesn’t want any bumps or complications in the road– as do I. But, I believe I’m being super selfish by projecting my stress onto him. He just wants a smooth move and I’m making it anything but that.
I’m going to just do what I have to do and not worry about anything else. I must make time to do the important things rather than the less crucial things.
And, I must relax, meditate and take a few deep breaths. We’re in this together. We both mutually agreed to move and that’s what we’re going to do.
Relax……. (I whisper to myself)