So, I’ve been writing this blog for a couple of months now trying to document *un-stressing* my life as it were. I’ve written a few posts on the issue directly, but I’m sure you have noticed plenty of photographs, doodles and dog pics. I assure you; however, there is much work going in real life.
I’m just trying to determine how to present what I am learning as I go and document any resulting personal discoveries. I feel like there is so much I want to discuss, but there are a few things I must address first.
I’ve studied and used stress management techniques for many years. They have indeed helped me manage my stress-related symptoms, but I want to do something more with this site.
I want to find the taproot of my stress and pull it out. It’s a lofty goal I know, but that is my target. And I have to tell you; this is really hard work. Over the past few months, I’ve been researching stress; it impacts on the body and mind, and I’ve even completed a comprehensive stress assessment on myself. I’ll write a more detailed post about that later.
But I must say, I’ve had to face some hard truths about myself and how much control I abdicate in my own life. I needed some time to process that. But this is a positive discovery. It stands to reason, if I am giving away my control, then I can take it back.
So here I sit, trying to muster up the courage to do what I promised: pull back the curtain and share my journey of self-discovery as I root out the underlying factors that keep bound in stress.
The next couple of posts may be a bit academic, but they will serve as a reference point for subsequent posts like my assessment results, and where I go from there.