So it might not be a surprise that you’re stressed because you just got laid off or broke up with your girlfriend, but did you know positive change can cause stress as well? Things like starting a new job, moving in with your partner, buying or renting a new home, getting married, and retiring are just a few examples. Positive transitions still require adjustment, so if you’re feeling stressed and exhausted alongside a positive shift, this is why.
How to fix it: Acknowledge that periods of adjustment -- even ones that might be viewed as positive -- require extra energy. Be mindful about how much you take on, as you’re unlikely to be functioning in tip-top form.
The shit you’re suppressing in hope it’ll disappear
Ignore it long enough, and it’ll go away, right? While that might (hopefully!) work when it comes to the Kardashians, it doesn’t work that way with stress and other feelings. You’re actually causing yourself more stress by choosing avoidance.
When you don’t give yourself time to process, rest, and rejuvenate, you’re en route to a bad, bad place. The cycle of stress is as follows: Alarm->resistance->exhaustion. Resist long enough, and you’ll be attacking police with an umbrella and shaving your head.