You might be surprised but it’s possible that you or your mindset may be the source of your stress. Here are a few things to consider.
You’re Not Going With The Flow
While we all have a schedule with essential obligations we must not attempt to stick to a rigid schedule. Other people’s plans change and sometimes unexpected positive opportunities arise. If we are too busy trying to stick to our schedule, we aren’t just stressed out—but we miss many of these opportunities. So, try going with the flow instead of against it.
You Aren’t Taking Healthy Risks
If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always be where you’ve always been. This means you must mix things up. While change is risky, so is staying where you are. There are no guarantees and knowing what to expect is comfortable, but you can plan ahead, listen to your heart—and take strategic risks.
You Can’t Get Past The Past
Another common source of stress is dwelling on the past. This might be heartbreak or family issues that are years or decades old or beating yourself up over something more recent that you are disappointed in yourself for not handling better. Instead of dwelling, identify what lessons you’ve learned and keep moving forward.
Here’s to less stress and more joy!