In this past while I have been monitoring the stress in my life.
Not that life doesn’t always have stress. In fact, good stress gets the title “eustress” to distinguish it from “distress”.
Yesterday I did a self-evaluation, and talked a bit with my doctor about this. Thankfully you can call on others to provide support, and I have been making enquiries over the last while from family and friends and others whom I trust.
The scale for acceptable levels of stress was much lower than where my self-evaluation placed me. I realized this was happening and have maintained some disciplines (prayer, exercise, journaling, retreats, etc.) that probably have kept me in somewhat good order.
But there are days, and I want to explore this further. So off to find out where to head next! A good journey begins with checking the map out first to see that the destination is actually somewhere you can reach! And then finding a few stops along the way that make the next stage of the journey attainable.