I Make My Own StressI find myself stressed. As I look at it though, I figure out that all of it is stress I am causing myself. Part of this is by "standards" I hold myself to (EG - less weeds in the garden, clean den, even maintaining a social media footprint etc.).
I have blogged quite a bit over time on how to deal with stress.
In my opinion this stress occurs when the reward to too disconnected from the activity. Sometimes this can be a time disconnect. EG - the vegetable harvest or the dinner is weeks away. Sometimes it can be because the outcome is not assured. EG - write an article but it may not get read and even then will it result in opportunities.
I know we choose our reaction to outside happenings so no one or nothing can cause stress if we do not choose to let it.
The same needs to be true of these internal stresses. Being stressed detracts from enjoyment and does not add to performance. Now to be zen...
Adding to my stress is too much travel but some of what I have been doing really reduces the stress level. Last weekend, I hiked the Grand Canyon. Nothing comes close to the awe one feels in the Grand Canyon. And adding the challenge of a bit of a hike (7.5 miles down and 7.5 miles back with one vertical mile each way)... it was all good.
9 hours of hiking (including breaks) and temperatures over 100 F near the bottom.