Surprise! I have a hard time dealing with stress sometimes.
Not that you could ever tell, because, you know, I never post about it on here. (New readers: that was sarcasm.) But dealing with stress is an issue more and more people are having to deal with in our generation–anxiety and depression disorders are skyrocketing compared to rates even 20 years ago. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with 20 things to do and 40 things to watch and 100 things we SHOULD have or SHOULD be by now. Our lives are lived in competition, and finding a place to just relax in the midst of all of it is hard.
Do you ever wish you could go back to a simpler time? When your biggest worry was whether or not your pet caterpillar would live until you could bring it to show and tell? I know I do (not the caterpillar story bit, though, I was homeschooled. We didn’t have show and tell. But the general principle is the same). [Read more…]