That day, I came across a saying that says that high performers call their fears -- stress.
So the speaker is saying that when we say we're stressed out, we have to dwell deeper to find out what we might be fearing about. When we identify that fear, we could then find the tools to deal with it.
So I thought I would sketch it out, you know, unveiling your fear like an onion, shedding off the layers of stress as we unravel and take a good look at our fears.
When you unveil your fear (to yourself at least), tension will lessen.
If you experience chronic stress, you must find out what the fear is about.