Divorce ranks up there with the greatest of stressors. The stress caused by divorce ranks just under the death of a spouse. I would disagree with that because to me,
“Divorce is like a death but with intent”
Going through an unwanted divorce, to me, was the most stressful event in my life so far. That being said there are many things in our lives that cause many different levels of stress.
I have been on a puzzle kick recently. Being stuck at home during the pandemic has me searching for interesting things to do to keep my mind occupied. I went to the attic and found a fun puzzle and I could not wait to get started. It was only 300 pieces and I flew through it thinking I had suddenly developed an advanced skill in puzzle building. I would soon be thrown back to reality in my attempt to build my next puzzle.
“There is some research that suggests puzzles and similar mental activities can provide stress relief. In our hyper-connected world with constant demands for our attention, focusing on a single task, like completing a puzzle, can put the mind into a meditation-like state. It creates a sense of peace and tranquility. Additionally, the brain likes finding patterns, so puzzles satisfy that desire, which improves our mood. Crosswords and Sudokus have a similar impact.”