Stressing the shit out of stress management
So, they told you to do some stress management, eh? And by they I mean some instant gluten free fart-egg health gurus. You have to manage your stress or otherwise you will stress, man.
Ok, I can buy that. But what I don’t buy is a mile long list of todos and not todos for keeping your shit together. You don’t need a head rubbin’ goji sheep, an emotionally responsive AI application, a detox death punch or a thousand dollar naked yoga retreat to manage your stress. And most of all, you don’t need to feel stressed if you don’t have anything mentioned above.
Yo dawg! We managed some stress in your stress so you can stress while you’re stressing!
The stress management is basically very simple thing to todo. Just find an activity to your liking and do it every day. Period. Weekend warrior? That you can be, but weekend sloth? Not a chance. Find something that turns your brain to a non-thinking smoothie. If you are not thinking stressful things while doing your stuff, you are managing stress.
Hell, sometimes even your work can be stress management, if you really really like what you’re doing, said no one but typical startup entrepreneur ever.
So get the hell out from your office.
If you have lost you morning schwang and you are feeling dizzy, sore, angry, antihuman and/or sick and acting like a nihilistic bastard, there is a chance that you are not managing your stress. You don’t need electric sheets, neurotransmitter probes, nano elves, instant mushroom teas, jiggidy wiggidy diggidies or biohacking bullshit to relieve your nerves.
Just go to a forest with a friend and laugh to stupid things.
Stress is a part of life and you just have to deal with it. Don’t try to escape from it but don’t let it take you over. Live, learn, play, drink, have sex, eat a hamburger and get wasted. And get the f*ck out from your office.
Seriously, buy a kite or build a submarine. Or whatever. Just keep it simple.
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