We all deal with stress in different ways. Some people have a higher tolerance for stress than others, while some just think that they do. Mostly, we are taught to hide our true emotions and just power through whatever needs to be done – especially in the workplace, and especially as parents.
Fact is, we are all human. And we all have feelings.
Feelings have to be processed, whether we like it or not. If you try to stuff them down, or ignore them, they will eventually come out anyway, and it will not be pretty.
Now you may be a champ at processing and expressing your feelings in a productive way. And then again, you may not. But one thing is certain – any human being can handle emotions and stressors better if they are in good physical health and taking steps to mitigate against those stressors.
So take time to take care of your physical self first, and you will be better equipped to deal with those difficult situations and challenging feelings when they arise.