It’s been a strange and difficult year. As soon as I feel adjusted to one new hard thing, another shows up. And I know that it’s not just me who’s experiencing life like this.
We are experiencing stressors stacked up, one on top of each other. And the bigger the stack, the worse we feel. Each of us has different stressors in our stack. Things like going to college for the first time, a heavy class load, balancing work and school and ministry, worries for family and friends, a global pandemic, racial injustice, and civil unrest. And the list goes on and on.
Thankfully, there are things that we can do to deal with this stress.
Stress is a normal and inescapable part of life. In times of stress, our brains are designed to give us the energy and resources we need to deal with the pressure and weight of the stressors we encounter. When everything’s working right, we are equipped to deal with stress.