I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret or fear of consequence. To talk for hours and about what’s really important in life.
Stress is something we all deal with. Whether it’s from work, family, friends, relationships, or financial problems, we all live with it. A little stress can be good for you but too much is where it does harm. Here are some ways I found useful for dealing with stress.
Breathe. As an immediate defense against stress, take a deep breath. Taking a deep breath each time you feel stressed can help you relieve up to half of all built up stress and prevent it from taking over.
Communicate. Talk to someone, whether it is to a friend or yourself. Ask yourself how you can get over concerns. Writing down concerns and keeping a journal about what’s bothering you can be a therapy of its own.
Cause when they don’t reply, you just feel stupid for hitting them up. Then you just spend your day looking at your phone expecting a text back but they never do. Then at the end of the day, you ask yourself when you’re gonna text them again without looking to clingy.