Some of us Texans like to believe we’re unstoppable. It’s just part of the Lone Star State’s strain of idealism. When things get hot and the going gets tough, we just grit our teeth and get ready to take on whatever challenge comes our way. Our state’s history is full of rebels, frontiersmen, cowboys, and other brave and bold figures that didn’t shy away from danger and conquered great obstacles. But, believe it or not, there’s even a limit to what a born and bred Texan can do, and some things deserve our humility and respect, whether we’d like to give it or not. It’s not a matter of choice but of self-preservation. Don’t go fooling around with these dangerous creatures if you know what’s good for you.
Anyone can doff a cowboy hat, wear boots, eat barbecue, and claim to call him or herself a Texan. But being a Texan isn’t all about appearances; it’s about a way of life and a particular state of mind one can only get from living in Texas for many years.
A true Texan should be able to distinguish between a wannabe and a fellow native of the Lone Star State by looking out for the following signs:
- Texans get pretty excited when it rains, which is understandable considering Texas is one of the hottest and driest states in the US.
- During winter, Texans get sick of the “frigid” 40 degree days and long for summer. When summer comes around, they start missing winter once the temperatures start reaching 100 degrees and above.
All of us stress out from time to time. It’s an essential mechanism of our minds that keeps us on our toes. Stress makes us pay our bills, fulfill our job duties, finish our schoolwork, etc. In moderation, stress is healthy. However, too much stress can cause us to burn out, pull our hair, and just go plain crazy. According to scientific research, stress can even potentially kill. The physiological effects of stress are indisputable, and that’s why we should all learn how to keep our stress in check.
Well, April just happens to be Stress Awareness Month. Read the tips below to learn how to manage your stress in a healthy manner.