The months of March & April have been very stressful. Looks like I’m about to ace the list that comprise the life events stress test. But thank God, I don’t have to go through a marital separation or divorce nor do I look forward to a death of a loved one.
My so-called stressful life may seem petty for some but adding it up might just be stressful enough.
1. I just recently left my previous company [2 months ago], which I’ve been enslaved for 6 months. Leaving the company was the only solution I could think of to get my life back.
2. With Friday as my last day, I started immediately with another company the following Monday. I wasn’t too excited but just grateful not having to queue again in that dreadful office elevator. With every new office environment, colleagues, role, and boss comes adjustment.
3. Two weeks ago, I had to deal with a difficult neighbor. It was way too difficult[!!!] especially when you’re dealing with a crazy [literally mentally unstable] female neighbor who threatened to kill you. Specifically, she threatened to evict me from my unit, then eventually threatened to butcher me. So much for grave threats!
4. With the way things are, the landlord and the police officers remained to be imbeciles. It’s just frustrating to know that people just don’t care whether your life is in danger and will only act on it once the grave crime has been committed. Poor me, I won’t have a share of justice should I be killed by the crazy b!+ch [pardon my French] 🙂
5. I decided to transfer to a different unit as I couldn’t bear the thought of sharing a wall with the insane. I had a hard time sleeping at night, had been very careful not to make any noises….to the point I almost murmur when I talk and watch TV with my headphones on, had to check the hallways if she’s there, and had to even ask the caretakers to escort me in and out of the building. It was a painful process.
6. I’ve got only 1 day and a half to pack my stuff which I have hoarded for the past 4 years. I only had 2 hours of sleep to re-energize myself for the following day as I plan my escape without having her notice I’m gone.
7. Here I am in my new unit, barely a few has been unpacked. I can’t even remember which boxes or containers I have placed most of the items.
8. Lastly, am I even gonna be ready in time for a house-warming and birthday party in 2 weeks?!
Let’s see how am I doing based on the Holmes and Rahe stress scale.
- Score of 300+: At risk of illness.
- Score of 150-299+: Risk of illness is moderate (reduced by 30% from the above risk).
- Score 150 & below: Only have a slight risk of illness.
Sadly, I got 304… 😦