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Good Stress

One week until the wedding. Beginning a new job with the City of Gloucester in order to continue to give back to the community that means so much to me. Attempting to ensure that the bride is the happiest person in the world on Sunday, July 28th 2019. Making sure that my bank account does not laugh at me during this time of my life (or any time, for that matter).

All of the above sounds pretty hectic – and it certainly is. However, I need to convince myself that this is “good stress”. Lately, I have been using that term a considerable amount. And honestly, it is sometimes difficult to even convince myself of this idea. This is a point where I attempt to thank my cancer – because that is the stress that I should base these other stressful moments upon.

This wedding is good stress. A new job, where I get to use my passion, as well as my scholarly background, is good stress. Wanting, desperately, to ensure that my fiancée has the best day of her life in seven days, is good stress. This is what I wish to share with all of you in order to calm one’s nerves when things turn a bit frantic. If you want, you can even think of me, or any loved one that is a hospital season ticket holder, and attempt to realize that little things like work-related stress should not create long-term problems for oneself.

Please do not get me wrong. This phrase “good stress” still has the word STRESS in it – meaning little things in life certainly do stink. All I ask is to attempt in allowing perspective of how much worse that stress could be. That is what I attempt when I receive a work email that may cause stress, or an argument I may have with a loved one, or going to the dentist to get a simple cleaning (I am a wimp when it comes to the dentist).

Focus on the little positive events in your life. Your loved one sitting right next to you. That paycheck you just received. Your mother making you spaghetti once in a while (that may be a personal positive event of mine). Sipping that coffee in the morning.

Put a true perspective on your stress. There is always stress in this world. I just hope you do not allow it to ruin your life. 

All in all, do not stress the small stuff.

One Comment

  1. Rosalie Nicastro Rosalie Nicastro

    Paul,
    You are amazing! I think you are an modern day apostle of Jesus Christ! You are so wise for your young age. Have a wonderful wedding! God Bless You and your adorable girlfriend! The City of Gloucester loves you! You are so special.
    Have a great wedding! I LOVE YOU! Vegu MIo!

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