What is "Accumulated Stress" and how it can be burning you out
Thanks for the insight!
Cumulative stress makes sense. I spent five years taking care of my husband who had dementia. I thought there would be a break when he went to a memory care facility, but not so. Among other things, while there he got COVID there and died. Then, I had to make decisions about his life, take over responsibility for our lives, and begin living on my own for the first time. I can identify with most of the emotional symptoms - they are ever present even though it has been awhile.
I absolutely have this. All of this. 🙃
It’s been so difficult for me to dispense with all the accumulated stress because I’m the one who has to manage staff and respond to issues. I’ve had intense years of reframing, refocusing, searching, surrendering… whew! This was a great reminder about all the tools I can use.
I've always strongly felt the existence of a kind of cumulative stress. I.e. "all that happened to me today was that I spilled my coffee, why do I feel more pissed off than when the movers stole my stuff?" You've done a great job making that problem tangible, and offering up some solutions. Thank you!