There is so much to be done though (or so it seems,) that carving time out of one’s day to time to talk to a stranger on the street or behind you in line at the bank would require too much time and energy. Perhaps it wasn’t on one’s list of Things To Do for the day. That infamous List of Things To-Do presents itself each morning, the moment our feet hit the floor And the clock, counting down the hours ’til days end begins, when set goal must be met.
Listed are 9 Example Statements Suggestive of Self-Served Stress
“My finances are a train wreck.”
“I’m the go-to person for friend and family drama.”
As we know, managing stress is very important for persons with chronic illnesses, as overwhelming stress is known for making one susceptible to complications. With regards to Epilepsy, high levels of stress is known for decreasing seizure threshold, which can result in increased susceptibility to breakthrough seizures.
Ideas for Decreasing Self-Served Stress.
I was once a ‘Come home a 5:00 p.m. get the dinner on the table, get homework done, clean up the living room, wash a load of laundry, get the kids in the bath,
read bed time books, and tuck them in bed kind of mom. A husband and wife Epilepsy team, we have seen the effects of the condition make for drastic changes in family routines. We continue to work at limiting self-served stressors as they come about. The priority evening activities have shifted to along the lines of ‘play Pokemon with the kids, paint rocks, and have a peanut butter sandwich tea party. We set a goal of making the rest of our life the best of our life – Peanut Butter sandwiches and all.