I used to think that I was the only one who could stress myself out over nothing, but over the last few months of talking through all my hypothetical problems with anyone who will listen I have realised that I am far from alone.
It’s truly amazing how stressed we can get ourselves over things that have not yet and may well never happen. But yet we can all sit there for hours worrying over the ifs, buts and maybes.
Have you ever managed to keep yourself up all night worrying about ten different outcomes to a possible problem. Before you know it, you are not only upset and angry about a situation that hasn’t even occurred, but also furious and worried about your day ahead as you are now exhausted on top of stressed?
It is only recently that I have desperately started to dial down the crazy and I feel a hell of a lot better for it. The reality is that there will always be limitations to how much control we have over our own lives. As much as you can keep a tab on your own behaviour we have little power over other people and outside influences. The sooner you except this, the happier you will be. All you can do in life is the most you are capable of. As long as you are seizing every opportunity that comes your way, and making the most of trying to move in the right direction…what more can you really do.
Sometimes to be truly happy you need to walk away from the worry and try and find a way to live in the moment. On your death bed are you going to wish you stressed and planned more? or are you going to wish that you were able to enjoy the little things in life?… that you were able to just live as if each day were you last.
It’s time to close your mind to the stress and open it up to the opportunities ahead of you. Only then can the idea of happiness become your reality.