Saturday, May 15, 2010

TWQ: Stress Factors

TWQ (the Weekend Question) returns this week to ask about what stresses you out.

What sort of issues will really make you stressed out? List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

* A heavy workload at the office, when the deadline is impossible to reach.

* When gadgets at home cease to function and have no idea how to repair them.

* Stuck in a traffic queue when an important deadline is approaching.

Now it's over to you...


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

illness. that's it from me...

smiles, bee

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Cars!!! However now it will be car payments! Come see my new car, Captain!

John said...

I try to keep things in one of two circles: things that concern me or things that I have influence over.

If things concern me but I have no influence over their outcome, then there is no need to worry or stress; only watch to see what happens.

Some things I have influence over but they're not of great concern--again, no worries.

It's only where the circles overlap that I have to decide on what I can do about it. This helps a great deal.

Caught in traffic? If there is an alternate route, take it. If not, make the phone call that you'll be late and sit it out stress free.

Works well for me--feel free to try it out for yourself!

Linda said...



Too many 911 calls.

College worries.


Stupid people!

gillymay said...

ususally when there's a problem with my car or my computer... because I know I depend on them both a bit too much!!
Oh yes & the older I get, the more I find the human race is stressing me out too!

Susan said...

Children dumping stuff on us, often without a single thought at what we are doing, or what we had planned.

We've just had a children free week, well nearly, we did have to answer the phone.

perhaps next time we'll forget it!

We love them all to bits, but sometimes we need a break......

Footsteps said...

My schedule. Crazy, jammed full and often changing at the last minute. But... it also keeps my life interesting!