Yes, it's all true....every single one of those stressors and experiences I've had at one time or another.
Sheesh...There are times where I feel I could literally enjoy the life of a monk in a quiet monetary...I wonder if people who take religious vows of silence are blood type As. There is something to be said for a diversity of blood types within a family...Me and my two sisters are blood type A...My husband is A and so are both of our sons and 3 out of 4 grandchildren. Nobody in our family handles stress easily.
I can't deal with hot humid weather and like Andrea, winter with the anticipation of a fireplace is so appealing.
Last time I was in a large crowd was my granddaughter's dance recital. I was standing at a doorway waiting with lots of parents and grandparents to congratulate the girls....when suddenly from a long corridor out came a barrage of kids and a group of adults approached them in the middle and suddenly nobody could move there were so many people in one space.. The crowd was growing, and I was sandwiched in the middle of hundreds of converging people I was feeling my heart race....the space getting hotter and hotter...Most people were taller than me and it was a feeling of desperation for a few panicky moments..I literally and almost rudely had no choice but to push my way through the crowd and found the door to leave the building. Once outside, I was gasping for breath. Not that I was suffocating but the panic caused me to hold my breath. And I'm pretty sure this fight or flight experience is something most type A people have experienced.
So glad there are individual diets, exercise protocols and supplements that help.
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Yes, crowds of people and extreme weather conditions are situations that I'm confronted with most frequently.
There is something to be said about mind over matter, though. When I was preparing for my Ukraine and China adoption trips, it was inevitable that I would be experiencing a lot of uncomfortable situations, and yes I dread crowds of people under most circumstances. However, the touring and sight-seeing in Kiev and Chernivtsi Ukraine, as well as Beijing, Guanzhou, and Harbin China were experiences I would never regret. In fact, I really enjoyed it even though I was physically exhausted by the end of many of those days. In all honesty though, when it came time to fly home, the final steps of both adoption processes and the crowded international airports were very stressful for me.
Hot weather is a real drag for me, although the first warm spell of the spring is always a delight for me (especially when I was living in Minnesota!). We recently had a nice moderately cool spell here in Maryland in the 2nd half of September which felt great, but it has been fairly hot and humid again most of this week and I just haven't been feeling great. It's not something I can really put my finger on, just more sluggish, lightheaded, and tired. I used to think I was just really weird......but maybe not?
ColeenISF-J, Non-Taster "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
Yup, yup and yup! Been there (all scenarios), done that and bought the many t shirts! I am in awe, also, of how Dr. D "figured it all out."
I love to travel but the airports are the biggest stressors!!!! When my O hubby has the volume up on a cop show or fast action/scary movie I need to leave the room! Before I lost my sense of smell, I avoided perfume counters in stores due to allergic type reactions. (sneezing, watery eyes, mucous/coughing) Same with walking around Las Vegas. (smoke) As I age, I do not well tolerate our very few but very cold winter days. I love warm, dry summers but when it gets over 100 degrees or any amount of humidity, I have to take it easy.
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