It arrives abruptly and sits upon your shoulder silently at first. But then it grows heavier and you begin to feel the burden of carrying it. It grows darker the bigger it becomes and it’s even more difficult to shake it off.
Stress is like a black cloud. Inconspicuous upon arrival but may be lethal if prolonged.
We know it’s bad for us, yet we continue to fall victim to it.
We even know all the remedies for it too: meditation, deep breaths, organisation, priorities, etc etc.
But the one thing no one seems to be able to understand is that by telling someone “not to stress” does not solve absolutely anything. It simply elongates the circumstances that lead to the anxiety and nervousness in the first place.
It’s not about advice when it comes to ‘solving’ stress.
It’s about finding things and people around you that can help you get rid of that black cloud on your shoulder, simply by being too busy enjoying other things that you forget it’s even there.