The problem with "everyday stressors" is they show up, well, every day. Morning traffic, mounting to-do lists, and looming deadlines are all common, and perhaps even expected occurrences that trigger our nervous system regularly. Stress like this may become so routine that it seems normal, but if you are unaware and unprepared, this internal strain can silently snowball, throwing you into the vicious stress-sleeplessness cycle—wearing on your physical health and mental well-being over time. Yes, stress is a part of life. No, it doesn’t have to control you.
The ability to recognize and positively manage everyday stressors is critical and can prepare us to tackle the larger, unexpected curveballs from life, helping us thrive as healthier, happier people.