It can kill you.
In other news, water still wet, bears still shit in woods.
No one enjoys this kind of stress or seeks it out or thinks it’s good.
We who feel stressed like this (usually due to sensory overwhelming or anxiety or an abundance of other stressors in life because stress is a magnifier for other stress, or ALL OF THEM AT ONCE AND MORE)
"Don’t sweat the small stuff" is really fucking useless advice, because it doesn’t ever come with instructions on HOW to not sweat the small stuff.
It’s basically “Stop having that emotion. That’s a bad emotion. That emotion hurts you. Just stop.”
“Regular annoyances, like major moments of stress, lead to increased levels of cortisol — the “stress hormone" — which leads to a degraded capacity for learning and memory, lower immune function, increased blood pressure and cholesterol, enhanced weight gain and a higher risk of heart disease"
So basically, all my worries that I actually am getting stupider and more frequently sick as I get crazier are now justified. That’s really going to help reduce my anxiety.
"Exercise and meditate" - I think this article seriously just pulled the "have you tried yoga?" response to mental health issues.
I also had Cushing’s when I was younger. My cortisol responses still don’t seem to be right.
Something like that is not your fault either, and the yoga approach ain’t going to fix it. No matter how hard you try to just chill.