The Stress Factor
I’ve sort of noticed this sudden surge of stress in my surroundings. I’m not sure if people are aware, or if I’m even aware when I’m stressed, that a person’s particular mood can be extremely contagious. Contagious like the freaking flu. I am not saying that I am some sort of Yogi (but I do drink Yogi tea, as you can see from the pic), but I’ve somewhat cooled down on the amount of stress I exude onto others.
Maybe I am sort of in love with the fall season. It might be that I’m enamored with the color accents on the autumn-toned leaves as they dance and swirl with the crisp, fall breeze. Or it could be my acorn-crunching fetish. Regardless, I am over being stressed out…that was so three months ago for me. But this may just be a few fleeting months of stress-remission. The stress factor may soon again emerge. But until then, I will be cognizant of how I feel when others around me are stressed out. I will realize the message that is being delivered, and in turn, I will remember not to do this when my turn comes.