Did you ever think that if you could get rid of the causes of stress in your life, you would be happy? That is what I thought when I retired a little over a year ago. Instead, a “taking-care-of business” mindset followed me from the workplace into retirement.
Imagine my surprise when I realized that I was still experiencing stress. I was relaxing on the couch one evening when my iwatch alerted me to “breathe”. WHAT?! Tense muscles affirmed this message. I was forced to acknowledge stress and act to calm myself.