Dear National Stress Awareness DayWednesday, November 06, 2013
Dear National Stress Awareness Day,
Thank you so much for bringing the troubling issue of stress to my attention. It's amazing to think that so many people in the world are dealing with stress on a daily basis, and I simply wasn't aware of it at all! I thought stress was made up, like unicorns, or sex addiction, but now I know that I was wrong.
The best thing, SAD - can I call you SAD? - is your website. It's amazing the way it mentions National Stress Awareness Day so many times, without really ever explaining what it is, other than a way for employers to keep their worker bees operating at peak productivity. Way to keep us on our toes, SAD!
I especially enjoyed your free download, "Wheel of Life," in which you encourage us to rank every aspect of our lives on a scale of how dissatisfied we are with it. That was super fun! I had no idea that I might possibly be stressed myself, but taking time out to write a list of all my worries and decide whether they were extremely worrying, or only slightly worrying, really helped to take my own personal stress awareness to a new level. Great work!
I also thought your "Top 10 Stress-busting Tips" were good - who doesn't need a reminder to "think positiviely" and "fundamentally change the way you react to life events based on a one-page list of tips from a website"? - but there were a couple of things that I thought you might like to add to your list. No pressure, SAD, but I think these could really help people:
11. Write more sarcastic, passive aggressive letters addressed to days of the year, as a great way to share your stress with the wider world!
Hope that helps, SAD! Thanks again.
Lots of love,
Totally Not Stressed At All, Not Even A Little Bit
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