Why do we stress ourselves out?

Let it all out!

Stress?

Yesterday while having dinner with a friend, we had the most interesting conversation about people and stress. I thought this might be a good theme for Daisy’s question of the day? It started with a simple fact that a lot of women feel the necessity to tidy up the couch pillows and leave the kitchen sparkling before they go to bed. It doesn’t matter how tired they are, if they are sick or living alone. Everything has to look pico bello perfect. For whom? Well…. just in case the president of the United States stops by? Are you kidding me?!!! My friend thought about it for a second and said well “I do it because I feel that I have to it” and “I don’t like the mess”? I asked her if she didn’t tidy up the mess, would anyone complain about the pillows”. Well no” she said “just me!” I looked at her and said “Honey, you don’t have to do crap!”. The only thing that anyone has to do is breath and eat and ok go to the toilet, but basically we don’t HAVE TO DO anything.

I mean, we all know that stress is awful and being under stress for long periods can actually influence our health. So WHY do we do this to ourselves? Frankly, we have enough stress in our daily lives. At the job, at home, heck with our spouses. Wouldn’t it be so much better, if we took those 15-20 Minutes and spent it on ourselves? How about making yourself a cup of tea and looking out at the stars or putting on that moisture mask and flipping thru your favorites mags. Come on, there are lots of things that could make you feel good or put a smile on your face. I’m pretty sure that if you do this instead of folding that blanket and arranging the pillows, that the world won’t stop liking you. 

And just in case the president should stop by, then tell him that your cleaning lady just quit!

Hugs

Daisy

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2 thoughts on “Why do we stress ourselves out?

  1. Well said! Can’t agree more.
    I’m glad I realized that long time ago and stopped being worried for such details. Actually your example with the pillows hasn’t stressed me (as I’m not such a perfectionist when it comes down to cleaning) but I stopped stressing about daily things, people’s opinion and many other things that can’t be changed. It’s so much better to accept things as they are (of course make them better if we can) and just move on.

    I love your writing style. This post just made my day. I’ll continue reading your blog.
    Have a magical day!
    Lidiya

    • Well, thanks a bunch for your sweet comment honey! I’m so happy and proud of you that you were able to stop stressing yourself out. Now let’s get the word out to the others to stop ;). Hugs Daisy

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