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Sunday 20 August 2017

Top tips for dealing with everyday stress

Stress can be an accumulation of the little things, including an overload of texts, emails and calls
Stress can be an accumulation of the little things, including an overload of texts, emails and calls

If the genes don't get you, the stress will. Sure, you should mind yourself, keep moving and try not to put too much crap of the food/drink/drugs variety into your body. But any doc worth their salt and with a few drinks in them will tell you that it largely comes down to the genes and the stress.

Let's put aside the big stresses for now - births, deaths, debts, loss, illness, divorce, grief, pain. Let's just focus today on everyday stresses, the nagging ones that wear us down, that wear away our cogs so the machinery doesn't work when the big ticket stuff happens.

I get overwhelmed sometimes. Not by the big things. Just by an accumulation of the little things. You have lots of little things to do and emails keep arriving and texts, and calls. And they all feel like more people pulling out of you, all wanting a piece, and all demanding your attention. And you try to line everything up and take one thing at a time, but more things keep piling up. And you can't focus on one thing because your head is rushing ahead to the next thing. First world problems, I know. But they are the only ones I have to be honest. I don't have third world problems. And then layer on to that messers.

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