Returning to reality is often stressful on our attitude Midlife attitude should remain unclouded by negativity and stress Returning to reality is often stressful on our attitude. The very thing we work to rid ourselves of – stress – is the first thing that clouds our attitude when we return to work. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.