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Lucky for some posters here.. well I’m full blown stressed anxious moody irritable sleep deprived and barely coping with life.... woo .. go me 😣
I'm stressed about a lot of stuff, but I'm pretty sure that's normal and part of being an adult. It's not so bad today. Today it's kind of like yeah I should probably hop up and get some shit done. But, meh. The mess will still be there, the groceries will still be at the shops, time will march on while I chill out in bed for a while.
There are bad days though. Days when I get so stressed out I worry I'll hurt the baby (currently pregnant) or get stomach ulcers or I literally start pulling my hair out in frustration. But those days are not today. And today is all I can deal with right now.
SBS had a program on the other night, which is well worth watching, in relation to OP's husbands views of many people being stressed. Its a Michael Moore amusing documentary called "Where to invade next".
He visits a whole range of countries that have sharing, mutually supportive societies, that seem to reduce stress, violence, anxiety and financial worries for its citizens.
He made the doco to try to demonstrate how far America had departed from the Founding Fathers constitutional commitment to the right of everyone to "life, health and the pursuit of happiness".
But it is quite illustrative to us, as we become more Americanised, about how the way society is organised, and what is funded / not funded has massive impacts on how comfortable it is to live and prosper in, and how some economic decisions a society makes have enormous impact on the level of stress of its citizens.
I'm not medicated. But I've been thinking lately that I should be.
I feel like I don't feel excited/happy emotions like others do.
I see expressions on their faces and in their eyes
And I've learnt to fake it and copy those in expected situations.
But usually I just don't get it.
Although I can get quite emotional and cry at ads and shit. I'm good at the crying bit.
OP here. I posted this because my husband has an opinion that most people here in Aus are extremely anxious/ or atleast underlyingly depressed. I think he refers to the outward signs that people can be unable to truly listen without hijacking conversations, weight or shopping/food/tv/phone addicitons or house/image obsessions..etc. I wonder opinions now? Living overseas we found people closer and genuinely more warmer though obviously no utopia and it had it's faults too.. That's where I wonder if it is normal being so stressed or if it's manufactured here by the society/housing bubble and lack of culture etc..? I dunno i'm undecided
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Nope. Have never been depressed or anxious. Its just how im wired. I dont really understand it, but i have loved ones who are, so i made sure to educate myself so i could at least show empathy or a little understanding about it.
I also don't get stressed. What will be, will be!
lol I’m not saying this in a nasty way.. but when I read this comment my immediate reaction was;
I’m not depressed or stressed I’m mostly happy but I have extreme social anxiety, if I knew something could help that I would do it but I’ve tried everything to no Avail
I can sometimes get a bit stressed but not often and it's usually my husband and two yeR old who've done it 😂 But it takes me a while to get worked up , but when I am in horrible. Only a few times a year though and only ever a day or so.
never have been, I think as you get older, and wiser, you don't stress the small stuff, I don't.
I work fulltime, have 2 teens, and sometimes you just got to let it go. Change what you can control, and don't worry about the rest. some people are important, some are not, make choices for yourself.
Me. I'm a very chilled out person and stuff never really 'gets' to me. Yes I have moments of stress (my hubby always makes us run late), but nothing that hangs around and causes me to feel stressed all day, or makes it hard to sleep at night (I've got a newborn and toddler for that haha). Have never had issues with depression or anxiety thankfully.
I have suffered depression in the past, but that was long ago. I have been well for many years. I also have a level of stress like most people do, but I wouldn’t say I’m overly stressed. Of course there are times I’m a bit down, unhappy with aspects of my life etc but that is very different to being depressed. So yes, I can I’m not depressed, anxious or overly stressed.