Dear National Stress Awareness Day

Wednesday, 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!

12. Kittens.

Hope that helps, SAD! Thanks again.

Lots of love,
Totally Not Stressed At All, Not Even A Little Bit

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  1. This was really funny I especially like fundamentally change the way you react to life events based on a one-page list of tips from a website. I'll have to remember to look at the website so I can do this. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Fin wins the award for most kisses left on a blog comment.

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  2. You're still hilarious. It's true. Also hugs. xx ))))))))))))(((((((((((((( xx

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    1. And Lauren for the most hugs, and best use of symmetry.

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  3. I was taken by the kittens before I even started reading :P but I love this post hahaa

    xxx

    http://itsaskinthing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Hehehehehe. In your FACE stress awareness day. So ridiculous.

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  5. Puppies help more than kittens, in my experience. And wine. And Milka bar with TUC crackers involved (real Belgian delicacy. Or Swiss, mebbes. Anyway, it's amazing).

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    1. I'm in favour of puppies over kittens as a general rule, but puppies are so hyper and so determined to crap everywhere that I'm not sure they'd help much on the stress front. Now wine, on the other hand...

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  6. *applauds*
    And yay for kittens!

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  7. Kittens. Cool. This is very funny. Love your writing. x

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