Location: Radio Station Recording Booth
Listening to: Brad talk about baseball with some guys
Well, hello there Blogosphere. How's it going today? What are you all up to?
I've been having another anxious day, which has gotten me thinking a lot about stress. I know this is what I talked about last time, but it's been on my mind a lot lately.
Does anyone else feel like technology, while helpful, just adds to the amount of stress we have in our lives? I mean, don't get me wrong. I love the internet. I love television. I love my car. But with all of these things come obligations. I have to update my blog. I should really make a new YouTube video. I don't have enough readers/viewers. I'm going to miss my favorite show tonight. I'm frustrated at these characters' decisions. I need gas. I need to fix my transmission. And the list goes on.
Sometimes I just wish I could go back to a time just a little bit more simple. Maybe before the internet had been invented. I am a Facebook addict, and I feel like that only fuels my stress. I feel like if I'm not on 24/7, I'm going to miss something crucial and important. When I see friends status updates that are about things they do that don't involve me, I get kind of petty and worry about why I wasn't invited. Things like that that don't seem significant really add on to the already huge amount of things I unnecessarily worry about.
There are so many little things in life that I never thing affect me, but end up just irking me enough to make me anxious. For those of you who don't know, I've had anxiety for about the past year and a half. It doesn't bother me often, but when it does, the effects are physical. I get a fast or weird heartbeat or strange breathing or shaky. None of which are exactly fun.
Well, stress. It's a factor. It's something to live with and deal with and get over. I hope all of you are having unstressful days!