For the next few weeks, we are going to work on focusing on reducing stress in our lives. And, while I am quite aware, I can’t throw 30 de-stressing tips at you and expect you to do all of them at once- together, if we focus on one thing at a time, we can eliminate a lot of stressors in your life. Week by week, we will focus on one de-stressing tip and work to create a habit of using these tools.
This week, we are not going to worry unless it is “go time.” This week’s challenge is to worry once, not twice. This week, do not to live the same pain twice, especially if the pain might be unnecessary. If you create anxiety and tell yourself that something might go wrong, and then in fact it goes wrong, then you lived the pain twice; once before you knew if the situation was going to end badly and then once it actually ended badly. If you tell yourself that something might go wrong, and then it does not go wrong, you lived the pain initially for no reason. This goes for everything in life.
Do not stress out until it’s time to stress. This will save you time, energy and happiness.