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What is Microstress?

What is Microstress? 

We all recognize stress. It’s the big things in our lives… financial problems, relationship problems, grief, loss, overwhelm, and all the big issues people face. We all feel that stress and can identify it easily. But there’s also a different kind of stress, and one that can often go unnoticed or unmanaged.

You get up in the morning, and your spouse left the toothpaste cover off. You walk into the kitchen and throw out the milk your teenager left on the counter all night. The lawn service shows up and is noisy. You leave the house, and someone cuts you off in traffic. When you arrive at the bank, the teller is chit chatty with the patron in front of you, which feels like they’re wasting your t