How many times in the last week have you said or thought about how stressed you were? You say or think it as if stress is one of the worst things in the world to have. You just want to be stress free.
Why do you want to be stress free? What is so bad about stress?
You think you will enjoy each day more. You will be more relaxed and cheerful. You’ll have fewer headaches and backaches. Everything would be better if you were just stress free.
If you get to the point of being stress free, take a picture of that moment in your life. Compare it to the times when you had stress. You will see you enjoyed having stress more. Here’s why:
No stress means no progress.
You cannot experience any form of growth or progress without at least a little stress. Stress comes in many forms but many of them are not bad. Meeting a deadline to get a project done causes stress. However, without the deadline, a project likely would never get completed.
You would never make it to a meeting with a prospect or client if you were stress free. Being on time to an appointment causes stress.
You would be extremely unhealthy if it weren’t for stress. Hunger pains cause stress. Feeling over-filled causes stress. Of course, being unhealthy causes other stress.
Earning money is stressful. Not earning money is even more stressful.
We all use stress as a motivator to get things done. Without stress, nothing would happen. And, of course, that would cause other stress.
Stop trying to be stress free and simply start reducing bad forms of stress. Become a better manager of your schedule. Learn to say no to requests for your time, energy or money. Focus on enhancing your relationships.
Stress is not bad in and of itself. Stop acting like it is and start living your life instead. Focus on the positives instead of the negatives of life. You can always find some of both in your life. Put your energy into the joys of life and you will inherently reduce the bad stress.