Millenial talk: Health matters
VERBAL VARIETY - Annie Fe Perez (The Freeman) - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am

This week has taken a toll me. I kept coming back to the clinic for doctor's appointments and felt all dizzy in between. My doctor has said that I have been getting too much stress and that it’s slowly killing me. If I don't take a step back, I might just be in for another adventure of my life. She added that it is not a cause for alarm though, just a gentle reminder to get my life straight. That hit me hard.

While it is true that I squeeze in yoga, running, and swimming between my already-crazy schedule, there is just too much negative energy in the workplace and outside. I have to deal with irritable, unreasonable, and sometimes senseless individuals with the most pleasing personality. I try my best to stretch my patience for people who have wronged me and I take in the situations of the daily news. That is why I hate it when some people (especially friends and family) ask me what's the latest about this and that. It's as if I haven't had enough at work. Why don't we talk about something else? Like your life and how exciting it is?

It gets more shocking to note that it is not only me who is undergoing this ordeal. Many my friends my age or younger have been going to doctors to get themselves checked for weird bumps and lumps in their bodies, only to find out that it’s due to stress. I'd have to say that stress does kill.

I don't quite get where all the negative energy comes from in workplaces. It must be the disparity between generations. Here are the baby boomers being overpowered by millennials, so they make their lives miserable. They don't take pride in a younger person accomplishing too much, they only think they are correct in their own minds and affect the whole office and maybe the immediate environment.

If there is a call to stop this kind of bullying, I would gladly support it. After all, the health of an individual matters, especially for young people who still have a long life ahead of them. It kind of explains why young individuals are hopping from one job to another, looking for a place where they can relax and work their passion through. It wouldn't matter to them if they aren’t stable in their jobs as long as they are happy. I wouldn't have thought happiness was a factor to consider when you look for work. This gets very interesting. Now I see why a lot of my former schoolmates are finding joy in community work. It gives them fulfillment, plus they get to handle their own time, which means more time to relax and breathe, which equates to a less stressful life.

Now it hits me, I'm at my own crossroad --confused if I should continue what I love doing most or risk looking for another venture and giving my body a reward. It's a big decision to make. I'm sure other yuppies are in this dilemma too. I pray we all find that discernment to make the right decision. Someday, some way, this will all make sense.

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