I have been feeling pressured for awhile now from a couple of external sources. I am fairly certain these people who are placing this 'pressure' on me do not know they are doing it, but alas it is how I have been perceiving it. The simplest course of action would be to sit down and have a conversation with these people to let them know that is how I am feeling, but I am afraid I will only hurt them in the process.
Instead of telling them how I feel I have been attempting to deal with the 'pressure' in my own way. Going for a walk, going to the gym, writing this blog, reading a book, playing with my kids, sharing my worries with a friend, have all been methods I have experimented with. Unfortunately the feeling of being pressured is still there.
I cannot control how these individuals feel or what they say to me so I am trying to focus on how I react to them and what my feelings are because in the end it is really what I want for myself that matters. How do you respond to pressure in your own life?
Thought of the day: What is a refried bean? Why do they have to fry it twice?
Quote of the day: When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.- Peter Marshall