Silence VS. Stress

Stress is a silent killer. That statement may be a bit cliché but I believe it is true. A true fact about me is that I am easily stressed. I have been on a journey to minimize my stress but it has not been an easy process. There have been two things that happened to my body due to stress.  First, my jaw started to lock up which made it painful for me to eat, talk, sing, and etc.  Second, I developed some digestive problems. Most people think you can only get digestive issues from what you eat but that was not my issue as I am a bit of a health nut.  Even getting stressed out so easily stresses me out.  I am feeling anxiety right now from writing this blog post. LOL.  In all seriousness handling stress has been a big part of my life, and I have a fear that stress may minimize the longevity of my life with the exception of a final destination incident occurring.  I’m sure younger people may not understand that reference.

To be honest I think one of the reasons why I am stress is because I am too lazy to incorporate new things into my current lifestyle to help me relax. It is almost like I want to relax but I get in my own way of relaxing. My boyfriend and close friends can attest to that statement.  Sometime I blame society for my stress filled life.  When growing up I spoke my mind freely but after a while I received the impression (sometimes by getting whoopins) that speaking my mind was wrong.  Those impressions encouraged me to be quiet when things bothered me. People always say don’t worry about stuff or ignore things.  Well I believe that is easier said than done. One things for sure is that starting this blog has helped me with getting some stuff out of my head. However, I am still in the process of doing damage control from being so silent about my thoughts in the past.

My advice to the people who can relate to this post is for them to not be silent.  We need to say how we feel or we will EXPLODE. Of course let us not be jerks and speak rudely to people.  However, I think it is okay to speak your mind as long as you are not offending someone’s human right.  At the end of day, I am not going to give up on my serenity and neither should you.