I’m not one who gets stressed out very often. My job is pretty relaxed; my family is healthy and happy; my husband’s employed and we are better off then we ever have been; we make time to play games every week, and hang out with friends and family; no catastrophes have occurred lately, or ever for that matter.
The Booking through Thursday question today is about resolutions and I noticed as I was reading people’s responses, that several mentioned the stress they feel in connection with their blogs or keeping up with reviews. My blog and reading in general is not something I stress out about. If anything, books are an escape from daily life and my blog is just fun. I get to write about whatever I want, whether it be what I’m reading, what movies I’ve seen, whatever. Sometimes people read my posts, sometimes they don’t, but that’s not why I do it really. I enjoy it. Yes, I get some review copies of books, but that just adds to the pleasure. I have to admit that I still get a kick out of having a book before it’s published.
Stress for me usually involves people, not necessarily what they do or say, but their mere presence. I’m a true introvert. If I’m around people too much, even if it’s people I love, I need a break. I feel tense and drained and I start grouching, a lot, and probably end up with a headache. But I know that about myself, and I do think I’m getting better at handling groups of people as I get older.
What stresses you out?