I am stressed right now. I currently have too many projects, commitments and responsibilities on my plate. Some are large. Some are small. Nothing is life or death, but deadlines are looming and I’ve hit my threshold. I’ve been here before. It’s nothing new. I do this to myself every few months or so. My wacky ideas and desire to help people gain momentum and accumulate mass until they become a tsunami wave that almost drowns me. I always eventually find a way back to dry land where I take a break until the cycle repeats itself again. This pattern, and my experimental attempts to avoid this overwhelm has resulted in my Open Loop Theory of Stress.