Throughout your life, you will encounter stress. Some stress is beneficial, but most of your stress is detrimental. Much of your stress is a result of your mindset. How you relate to situations determine whether they are stressful or not.
To help you reduce stress and deal with life always remember you have at least three options at all times. With virtually anything in life you can choose one of the following options:
Change it: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama
Accept it: “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” George Orwell
Leave it: “Let go of offense. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!” Joel Osteen
If you remain in a state of wishing to do any of the above three options, you won’t be in a healthy place. Be decisive. Choose an option and let the stress fade away.
You may also notice that acceptance plays into changing and leaving. You have to accept that you are going to work on changing things. You also need to accept that you are going to leave, give up or let something go.
Take five minutes and examine your current situation. What should you change? What should you accept? What should you leave? Now go do it.
Trevor is a love-focused branding specialist helping our team constantly fine-tune our obsessions. He’s a passionate learner and teacher, distilling over 100 industry-related books a year into digestible bits that make Smitten’s client projects more powerful every day.
About This Little Agency: Back in 2007, in a little town on the southern border of Washington State, Trevor and Kama Wilson braved the naysayers saying it was absurd to try to earn their full-time income together online. Despite criticism and even moving into a single car garage for awhile so they could pursue their dream, they worked unearthly hours, studied endlessly, made costly mistakes, and figured out how to make their entire income online. After successfully running 700 websites (and living entirely and well off the profits), they opened Smitten (formerly Peppermint) to use their inborn, honed obsessions for alluring design, captivating content and personable branding to help other business owners get more ❤ too.