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My Stream of Consciousness Part 4: The destructive power of stress

Hi there guys and gals!

So today, I want to talk a little bit about stress. I cannot remember the last time I went a whole day without stressing about something, whether it be of significance or the most minor thing ever. Stress can have such a destructive effect on our physical and mental health and our overall happiness and way of living. For me, stress is not talked about enough, yet it dictates so many people’s everyday lives.

These thoughts I am having were spurred by a quote I found this morning by the late American writer Mark Twain, which goes as follows, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” This quote really resonated with me, as it pretty much sums up my life. I spend so much time worrying and stressing over so many things for what? It hasn’t led me to achieve greatness, it certainly hasn’t helped my wellbeing over the years and I doubt it ever will. All stress has done for me is wasted so much of my mental energy and has taken up so much sp…

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