It’s normal to feel stressed from time to time, but if you can relate to most of these signs, perhaps it’s time for you to reflect. Here are 12 signs you’re addicted to stress:
You work better under pressure
You prefer to do things at the last minute because you think you work better under pressure. You tend to wait until the pressure kicks in and refuse to start earlier, even if you have the free time.
You worry about work when you’re on vacation
You know the world will not end and that your colleagues are capable of holding the fort. But you can’t help worrying about things that may go wrong. You check your emails anyway and make sure your phone is always with you.
You find it difficult to turn your brain off
You take hours to fall asleep and worry about all the things you need to do the next day. You can’t even shut your brain for a few minutes while you’re enjoying a massage.
You don’t have time for fun
You’ve forgotten about all the hobbies that you once loved. You can’t remember the last time you went out with your friends.
You wish you had more than 24 hours in a day
There’s never enough time for you to do all the things that need to be done. You work day and nights yet you wish you had more time.
You can’t bring yourself to do nothing
You feel restless when you try to do nothing at home. You need to do something. You can’t seem to enjoy peace and quiet. You think it’s a waste of valuable time.
You thrive on tight deadlines
You actually don’t mind having tight deadlines. You love the thrill. You thrive on challenges. You think you can work a lot better when you’re under pressure.
You’re always busy
You always tell your family and friends you’re busy. You don’t have time for family dinners, get-together sessions, or special occasions.
You complain a lot
You always complain about how busy you are and how stressed out you are. Complaining about work is what you do almost every day and you think it’s normal.
You don’t know what being happy means
You don’t even know what makes you happy. You think being happy is not important and you can always find happiness later.
You attract drama
You tend to have a lot of drama in your relationships. You either attract it or cause it. You have never been in normal a relationship that doesn’t include drama.
You can’t maintain relationships
When you do find the time to meet someone, it usually ends as quickly as it started. Something will always happen and you never part on good terms.
Danila was a magazine writer focused on lifestyle topics and a communications specialist in the telecommunications industry where her work was published or broadcast via several offline and online media channels before shifting to freelance writing. Besides writing, she enjoys travel, taking photos, and reading.