Kiss Your Stress GoodBye


No one ever solved a problem by stressing out about it, but stress is inevitable. As humans, we have a natural tendency to stress. We stress out about everything and in some instances go completely mental about the smallest things.
I used to be no different. My stressing was so bad that it got to the point where I developed a really bad habit to cope with it. Want to guess what it was. It was pulling my hair out, LITERALLY! My over-stressing was causing my weight to fluctuate, loss of sleep and a permanent PMS phase. In the last couple of months I have received some great advice on stress and I can proudly say I don’t stress out as much as I used to anymore. I want to share with you guys the few things I think are never worth stressing over. I personally have stopped and I have become a much happier person because of it.






1. Don’t stress about money. Always remember what you have might be more than what someone else has.  If you learn to be happy with what little or a lot you have, you will never stress out about money again. Being in college really makes you feel broke sometimes and I think that’s when you truly learn to appreciate what you have. If you still can’t help being stressed out, make a budget for yourself. Go do fun things with your friends that don’t cost as much, like a trip downtown, run in the park, or brownies at 3 in the morning. And don’t ever feel bad about saying no to something that might be too expensive for you.




2.  Don’t stress about boys. Maybe I should have made that #1 because that’s one thing girls tend to stress out about the most. What should I do to make him like me? What should I do to make him ask me out? What should I do to make him marry me? And let me answer all those questions with one word. NOTHING. If a guy likes you, he will let you know. If he wants to date you, he will let you know. If he wants to spend the rest of his life with you, HE WILL LET YOU KNOW. You know what you can do instead of stressing out about a guy is take the time to figure out what do YOU want in a guy and work on things that make you happy. Then eventually when you do meet Mr. Right he will appreciate the person you are, because you will be your own person.



3. Don’t stress about who doesn't like you. Unless that person is responsible for your existence on earth or has control over your income, do not waste another breath on that person. Matter of fact you should thank them for making it obvious that they dislike you, so now you know who to stay away from. There could be a magnitude of reason why they don’t like you; you’re too tall, too short, too smart, too dumb, too pretty, too ugly, too rich, too poor etc. Ultimately, who cares!! Sometimes two people just don’t get along. Remember, you cannot please everyone. So why stress out about something that is out of your control. What you do have control over is your behavior and your life. If you don’t like it when people treat you a certain way, don’t do it to others. Simple.


4.  Don’t stress about friendships. That is something my little sister taught me. I am a very outgoing person and luckily I have the ability to meet and make new friends very easily. Just remember not everyone you meet is going to be a lifelong friend. Thus you should not have the “lifelong friend” expectations from everyone. True friendships are the ones that stand the test of time. Just be a good person and make the effort and wait to see if the effort is reciprocated or not.  Also, BEWARE the person who is just dying to be your friend or the one that constantly has something negative to say about everyone. That usually is someone with an ulterior motive or is a Frenemy in disguise. But that doesn’t mean you need to adopt Drakes attitude of #NoNewFriends. Just do what makes you happy. You will meet people similar to you who will bring out the best in you.
 


5. Don’t stress about the future. Live in the moment. Appreciate the people who are making you happy in this very moment. Enjoy the job you have at this very moment. Savor the food you eat at this very moment. Maintain the relationships you have at this very moment. Be grateful for this very moment. Because life is not guaranteed. You’re not guaranteed wealth, beauty, love or time but what you do have is the now. So just do the best you can and be the best you can and don’t stress the small stuff. 

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