I don't think I am the only one to feel as if a script writer from Emmerdale was living in my house and taking control of my life. I am happy to report that they have moved out now. Fresh starts abound in all areas of life but its the little steps that we take on our way back from stress that can make all the difference.
Is it just me, or was October, November and December the toughest months in terms of 'dealing with stuff' in a looooooong time? It just seemed as if all I was hearing was best friends and family members experiencing pretty challenging situations. How have you coped?
Stress gets a bad name. There is such a thing as motivational stress. It gets us out of bed, helps us reach goals and deadlines, keeps us ticking over. It's when things start to feel overwhelming, and they affect your sleep and concentration that it needs to be addressed. How did we get so busy at being busy?
I'm paraphrasing an Eagles of Death Metal song here, but the point is: how do we as people deal with, and react to bad news? Also, how much of our friends advice do we take on board when it comes to discussing the event, and how to deal with it. And of course, the news may be devastating, but are you secretly relieved that you dodged a bullet?