I've never fully believed that stress can cause symptoms, but recently, with more attention to Kurt Harris / John Sarno's (The Divided Mind) teachings, I'm wondering how to determine if one is actually stressed.
Sometimes I feel like I'm pretty zen, being a minimalist n' all and having lots of quiet time and analytical / introverted times (maybe too much), but sometimes I feel I'm slightly wound up. I can't tell if it's chronic stress, or not.
With one set of friends, sometimes I feel like I'm a low-stress kind of guy, and with other friends I feel like there's always something bugging me, (even though there really shouldn't be...as I am pretty dang healthy, no student debt, did well in college...etc. etc.)
I don't know if this is a dumb question, but how can one determine stress levels? and how does one freaking just turn off once in a while?
I think I have problems with the 80/20 rule...meaning I tend to stress out more, and have no problems being compliant...and actually have issues being too compliant most of the time. On another note, the quest for health shouldn't even be about "being compliant."