“Because” vs. “and”
The way you’re feeling… is it because of something that’s going on around you? Or are you simply feeling something and there’s a situation?
One way to determine the difference:
Has this situation ever happened without you (or anyone, for that matter) feeling the way you’re feeling?
[to pick an outdated example, one that someday we might experience again]:
“I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed because there are ten people waiting for a table at the restaurant and we’re falling behind.”
Except: plenty of people who run restaurants have experienced ten people waiting for a table without feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
It’s not the line that’s causing the stress. It’s your interpretation of the line.
You’re overwhelmed and there’s a line.