Do you constantly dwell on the past?
Are you always rationalizing outcomes for the future?
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel lost?
Do you feel like you have no control over your current circumstances?
The truth is most people feel this way. We must learn how to cope with stress or it can quickly take over your life.
The first step in managing stress levels is choosing how we to react to difficult circumstances. Choose not to complain and instead grab the bull by the horns. Focus on the now. Forget the past, the future, stop overthinking and start taking action.
Second step, be deliberate with the company you keep. Not everyone knows how to manage stress and those who refuse grow will never learn. Avoid toxic relationships, avoid people who just want to use you, avoid building relationships with people who are self-destructive.
Make old friends acquintances if they no longer support your new way of living. Lead by example and if they are meant to follow along for the journey they will. Dont wait up.
You are responsible for your own personal development and noone else. Our parents did their jobs to raise us as children now its our turn to grow as young adults.
“Stress is caused from being here but wanting to be there” – Eckhart Tolle
Start living in the now. Take small steps towards a greater future. Face your fears and don’t get down on yourself. Do you, people appreciate novelty and cherish anyone who’s not afraid to be themselves. Stop being afraid of being different we’re all unique and thats what makes us who we are. Differences should be celebrated.
“Wherever you are be all there.” – Jim Elliot