Daily stress and how to fight it
I just posted this question in Q&A:
What's the biggest stress in your life right now? (http://www.workitmom.com/question-681)
I am genuinely curious and I wonder if it can be a good start to a discussion I'd love to see here on Work It, Mom!-- a discussion about practical ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.
I am a perpetually stressed person. I remember being stressed out when I was 4 years old. It's just who I am. A lot of this is genetic (thanks, Mom!:), but a lot of it has to do with the life choices I've made - intense jobs, moves, etc.
I know being stressed out a lot is bad for your health and I know my family would love for me to chill it. I keep finding myself saying that oh, once I do x, y, z, I will be less stressed. But those x, y, z are usually pretty huge deals - once Work It, Mom! is a successful business, once we get on more secure financial footing, etc. There are not small things and they are things that might not actually happen.
I am trying to get myself committed to reducing my stress level on a daily basis, through small, incremental steps. I'm actually going to look into some studies on stress and if I find anything interesting, will of course share it here. But I am writing this and sharing it with you so that there is a record of my desire to reduce daily stress. Because I feel it really get to me too often...