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Stress, do we avoid it or run directly towards it?

This is a question I ask myself on a daily basis. Do I really try to avoid stress or do I subconsciously crave it? If I were being honest with myself, the latter would be the correct answer. Honestly in this world of constant presence, it is hard to avoid stress. I wake up to the alarm on my phone, I immediately check my emails….25 overnight, then the texts start. First it is my bank account (if that’s not enough to stress you out), followed by weather alerts, school alerts, etc. By the time I finish my morning commute of dropping both my kids off at different schools, I have spent an hour on my phone (not while I was driving!). I genuinely feel like life, both in work and socially, expect you to hit the ground running, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

It feels like I can’t breathe some days, like the walls are caving around me and I can’t get out; but, the rush drives me. Isn’t that addiction? Are we addicted to stress and instant information? When is the last time you went to the library and researched a question, old school? No way! You grab your phone and google the question and in less than .2 seconds you have a response. What if we took an hour out of the d