05 February 2010

The STRESS Message

Pronunciation: \ˈstres\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English stresse stress, distress, short for destresse
Date: 14th century

1: constraining force or influence: as a: a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; especially: the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch b: the deformation caused in a body by such a force c: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation d: a state resulting from a stress; especially: one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium
e: strain

It's a fact, this economy has done a number on a lot of people.
-Brought out the ugly and the dishonest.  Boy I know I have seen some true colors.
-Made some rethink.  Are material things necessary?
-What makes me happy? How can I survive?
-But that's my house. Yes it was your house.

It's a fact, we are as strong as we want to be.
It's easy to get frustrated. We need that release sometimes.
Yell. Get it out. Write out your feelings.
It's easy to blame others for how we feel.  For what we are going through.

Take ownership. Be responsible. Get through it.
People aren't perfect.
There is a better way.  We just need to find it.
Some situations will take longer then others.
Make the change.  Change is one of the hardest things people do.
It takes time, in most cases.  No one said life was easy.
Don't be embarrassed.
Combustion happens when you hold things in.
Find someone to talk to.
Someone you trust.
Find a release.

Most importantly, try try try not to STRESS.

My newfound release:
Blogging. Keeping a journal. Documenting.
& I love it!