Look at the words and phrases below, think about what they describe, what do you notice?
Uptight, high strung, wound up, uneasy, nervy, restless.
All these words imply tightness or tension, and as we know, tension is always muscular tension. There seems to be a subliminal understanding, clearly reflected in our language, that excessive tension is negative, or at least unhelpful.
Now lets look at words/phrases that mean the opposite.
Calm, easy-going, laid-back, unworried, at ease, peaceful.
Again an implicit understanding that an absence of tension is a positive or at least more favorable state.
Which of these sets of words or phrases best describe you?
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