YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...MAYBE TWICE!
I am currently enrolled in a psychology class. I thought it would better help me understand what defines me, and what makes other people tick.
Yesterday we were going into a new chapter. We just got done studying personality and defense mechanisms and such, and are now entering a chapter on stress and on how to deal with it. We talked about characteristics of stress and some effects it has on us.
As I was following along with the teacher, it all punched me in the face all at once. With everything the book and my teacher said, it all applied to me more than I had realized. Every detail the book gave, every example the teacher listed, it all seemed to describe me. It has for so many years of my life. Every day, I have been stressed, and I'm so used to it, I don't even care!
It's just shocking to know that we live with every day stress---some people more than others. I had no idea that I was always stressed... maybe it's a part of my anxiety?
Symptoms that I seem to suffer from:
inability to concentrate,
agitation; inability to relax,
sense of lonliness and isolation,
depression or general unhappiness,
aches and pains,
nausea and dizziness,
eating more and less,
sleeping too little,
isolating myself from others,
procrastinating or neglecting my responsibilities,
and nervous habits.
I'm guessing this is probably normal though... who knows?