I used to be a very nervous child. I was constantly worrying about something. Whether it was the homework I did the night before or a test I had to take in school the next day, it seemed like I just couldn’t wind down. My grandmother and my mother used to live about 100 feet from each other. When I was young and wanted to stay at my grandmother’s, I would have to ask my mom: “Will it hurt your feelings if I stay there?” Of course, it never did, but I still felt compelled to ask.
My mother used to tell me to “take a chill pill.” Despite the simplicity of this advise, it really did help me take a few deep breaths and calm down.
Stress can be a good thing. Stress can help motivate you to get things done. Still, it’s important to give your mind a break now and then.