Everyone has triggers. Triggers for stress, sadness, happiness. People also say “buttons”. It is important to find out what these are for yourself so that you can recognize when something is going to elicit a certain reaction from you and you can brace yourself for it.
For me, I just recognized a stress trigger of mine: Paperwork. Specifically, if I have to learn how to do new paperwork in a short of amount of time but I am truly busy. I literally made myself sick worrying about the new way to do this paperwork and ended up having to send it in incomplete. On top of that, I think the stress was enhanced because instead of sending one package per job to one place, I am now sending two packages to two different places per job.
I seem to stress about making sure the paperwork is filled out correctly. I wonder if it is my perfectionism rearing its ugly head again. Yes, even though I am not perfect, I often find myself not doing something because I can’t do it the “right” way. It is the cause of a lot of my inaction. I have been working on it, but I still deal with it. It causes me a lot of stress because right now I feel like I have to catch up on a lot of things. I feel like I am barely treading water. I just need to remember that as long as things get done, it doesn’t have to be perfect.