Life is probably stressful for nearly all of us. The causes of stress are simply too many to list or this would be a very, very long blog post. Good news though, I think it is possible to reduce stress in our lives by 50% or more !
If I stop and honestly think about the causes for my stress, and you can do this also, more than half of it is not stress from actual events such as direct issues that happen like car accidents or work related.
More than half of my stress is caused by me worrying about potential events or issues. The discerning difference is that my stress is being provoked by events that have not happened yet and realistically may not happen at all.
It’s kind of like the quote about bravery –
A coward dies a thousand deaths; a brave person only once.
Another blogger – Brian Lageose had the poem (below) on his blog recently and gave me permission to share it. Click here to see his post.
There are moments
When you simply turn a corner
And you get a reminder
That we spend far too much time
Worrying about nothing
When the best thing you can do
Is let it all fall away
Let everything go
And just breathe…
Now I sincerely doubt that you or I worry about nothing, but we could be worrying and stressing about something that many never happen and then we will stress over it again when IF it actually happens.
Let’s all cut our stress levels by 50% or more, and train ourselves to stress over events ONLY that actually have occurred.
By doing that I hope that you and I both will cut down our stress by 50% or more easily, and that our minds can instead focus on the joy-provoking moments in our lives like the outdoors.
My sincere thanks to everyone who takes the time to read and follow my posts. I appreciate you! If you have suggestions or feedback, I welcome it 🙂