Stress and Anxiety Are Cumulative

While it might seem like being stressed or anxious is binary, it’s more like a sum. Each stimulus accumulates even if they appear separate and unconnected e.g. personal vs work stress.

The accumulation raises the temperature of your emotional thermometer and each additional stimulus feels larger than it is making it difficult to do anything. That’s why it’s surprising that something seemingly so small feels outrageously difficult or causes you to ‘snap’.