Please stop telling me I'm stressed!

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Every day my email brings another offer of some program, mediation, etc. to help relieve me of my stress.

Because of course I'm stressed, even if I don't realize it. It's because I'm carrying around all this baggage and negative self-talk - of which I am unaware.

So - if I just buy whatever they're selling, I can be happier, healthier, and wealthier.

We all have situations that cause  temporary stress. That's just life.

The puppy has an accident on the carpet and you have to stop and clean it up before you can do whatever you planned to do. You need a reply from a client and they keep you waiting for a day or so. You have a deadline to meet and you get constant interruptions to your work time. You need to be somewhere on time and there's a wreck on the highway, so you're stuck on the road.

Some people do have more permanent stress. They're living in bad situations and don't know a way out. That's different from the little annoyances we all experience.

But I don't have any of that permanent stress, so I don't need someone telling me that I'm walking around stressed all day every day.

Geeze - all of their yapping about it is giving me stress!

How about you?

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Comments (11)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Marte,
HaHa... I get all that crap too. I've removed most of the stress from my life. I don't hang around toxic people and I don't watch much news.

Aug 21, 2022 03:24 PM
Marte Cliff

Carol - not watching the news does help!

Aug 22, 2022 07:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Marte - as long as I have a shredder and a delete button, I'm ok. 

Aug 21, 2022 05:03 PM
Marte Cliff

Yes Kathy, that delete button is a handy gadget. So far I haven't gotten any of that in the postal mail.

Aug 22, 2022 07:49 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

One of my favorites sayings is "Too Blessed To Be Stressed". Jeff

Aug 21, 2022 09:03 PM
Marte Cliff

I like that, Jeff!

Aug 22, 2022 07:49 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Marte, now that the real estate market has shifted, all the gurus are emailing me how to get more buyers and sellers... Thank God for the Delete Button:)Endre

Aug 21, 2022 10:05 PM
Marte Cliff

Hmmm... I'm pretty sure you already know how to do that.

Aug 22, 2022 07:50 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

The narrative seems to push all things negative. No wonder the term "Fearporn" has entered the vocabulary.

Aug 22, 2022 01:21 AM
Marte Cliff

I agree, Kris. There are those who want the whole world to be negative. Sorry - not interested!

Aug 22, 2022 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Marte... fortunately, I haven't been hit by this particular spam subject. But if I were, I'd be stressed from having to deal with it even if I wasn't stressed in the first place! What stresses me are all the texts I get with people offering me special health insurance through the NAR... I'm old and I've been on Medicare for many years. Don't need no stinkin' health insurance from the NAR. And it stresses me that they sell my information. 😺

Aug 22, 2022 04:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Oh my, Nina Hollander, Broker - I get those health insurance things all the time!

Aug 22, 2022 05:26 AM
Marte Cliff

Exactly. I don't like knowing that my information is being sold around the world. But it is. I got really cross (but not stressed) one time when I sent a donation to a horse rescue, then immediately began getting fundraising pleas from more rescues across the country. Had they not sold my name, I probably would have sent additional donations, so they were aptly rewarded.

Aug 22, 2022 07:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Evidently, we're all supposed to be stressed and therefore, we all need help. Um, no, not so.

Aug 22, 2022 05:27 AM
Marte Cliff

That's right, Kat.We're all supposed to be stressed.

Of course, I might be stressed if I had a house full of teens to feed with today's grocery prices. That would be scary.

Aug 22, 2022 07:58 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Email spam does get stressful after awhile.  I have unsubscribed and unsubscribed but the daily greetings are there. Unfortunately, 1 out of a 1000 are NOT spam, so you have to read the headlines.  Bummer!  I enjoyed this posting!

Aug 22, 2022 12:17 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Delete the energy suckers both on email and in person!  That's what I do and I don't let them back in because I know the game they play and it goes on and on and on.  Delete is a powerful tool!

Aug 22, 2022 01:30 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Thanks Bill

Aug 22, 2022 01:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Marte.

Have a stress free day and an outstanding weekend.

Aug 26, 2022 07:21 AM