When I fall apart under stress it looks like this:

  • I become disillusioned with everything: with myself, with others, faith, etc. My cynicism which is often held at bay takes over. It’s hard to remain motivated.
  • I get tired.
  • I do not look for help; in fact, I probably avoid it. I tell myself it’s not good for me to show signs of weakness due to stress. Because then, I say, others will have to be inconvenienced.
  • I do not think clearly or do my best work.
  • I do not have courageous compassion for others.