For example, synonyms of STRESS include: trouble, anxiety, TENSION, worry or strain
synonyms of OVERWHELM, however, are things like: submerge, engulf, flOOd, bury, or my personal favorite, "steamroller."
(do not ask me how steamroller, an obvious noun,
is a synonym for the verb overwhelm,
but I like to think Webster knows what he is talking about)
Right now, my to-do-before-I-do list is rather long. It's so long I finally broke it up in the remaining 4 (!!!!!!) days left before the wedding. I am engulfed, burried, flooded, submerged, &etc by a list of things to do, but the tension and worry that I would be feeling if I were stressed is not present. I AM EXCITED!
synonyms of excited include:
exhilarated, THRILLED, enlivened,
enraptured, psyched, ELECTRIFIED,
or simply enthusiastic.
Other informal phrases include: "As high as a kite," and "fired up"