For me it goes something like this:
I have back-to-back-to-back meetings. No time for lunch. Plus I have after-work commitments. I’m full-throttle Linda from the moment I wake up until my head hits the pillow at night. Worse yet, I have this schedule for several consecutive days.
How do I feel when this happens? Claustrophobic. I have no space; no time to gather my thoughts. Air! I need air!
Obviously, a packed schedule is one of my stress triggers.
But for my friend, Maggie, this type of schedule inspires her. She gets a lot done on those busy days and her stress monster isn’t in the least bit annoyed.