One life — that is all you get. One chance to make something of yourself and to enjoy, nothing more, nothing less. So the question is: Are you getting all that you possibly can out of life? Is your life filled with happiness, joy, smiles, laughter and mind-blowing sex?
If not, you need to take a step back and take a hard look at the way you are living. If your life is filled with worry and stress, then what the hell are you doing? You do realize that this could very well be the last day you ever have, right?
You realize that tomorrow is not guaranteed and that the last thing to ever go through your head could very well be the tension from the stress currently residing in it? Stop stressing out — enjoy life while you can; it’ll all be over before you know it.
“In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.” – Shing Xiong
If it weren’t for all the stress-causers in our lives, then it would be easy as pie to live happily and fully. Unfortunately, someone decided that that would just be way too easy. So instead, we are forced to deal with tough days at work, tough days within our relationships, tragedies in the family or among friends -- and let’s not forget the most ridiculous causer of stress: Facebook status updates.
Who knew that one un-strategically clicked ‘like’ could give you such a migraine? Well, you should have figured that your girlfriend wouldn’t appreciate you liking her sister’s half naked selfie — idiot.
The thing about stress is that it only takes hold of you if you allow it to; just don’t allow it to. Of course, I do understand that sometimes that can seem near impossible — I’ve been there myself — but you have the ability to control what goes on in your mind.
If you focus on things other than what is stressing you out, you will find relief. With enough meditation and inner peace, you can turn your hectic mind into your personal retreat from all that sucks. Although, I will admit that this can at times be very difficult; thankfully, I do know of one other method that will do wonders for your stress-clouded mind.
Cut out of thy life which maketh you pissy — the Big Man’s 11th commandment. Or is it from Shakespeare? Nevermind. If you are stressing, the easiest way to find relief, the easiest way to find comfort in your own skin, is to remove that which is stressing you from your life entirely.
Girlfriend making your life more difficult than enjoyable? She knows where the door is. Your job causing you more stress and anxiety than it’s worth? You know where the door is. Whatever situation you are in that is causing you to stress and not allowing you to do the one thing you were put on this planet to do — live — is not worth keeping around. So let go.
Let go of it all. Life can truly be magical if you stop doing what makes you unhappy. Forget what people are telling you that you ought to do; they don’t live in your shoes and can’t possibly view life from your perspective. What right do they have to tell you what way you should live your life?
What credibility do their opinions have if they can’t possibly understand the world that you yourself created? Stop allowing the outside world to stress your inside world. Live your life the way you know will make it enjoyable. Stressing out over the unimportant things, not only ruins your mood, but manages to shorten your lifespan. You can stop stressing right now; you just need to decide to stop.
Paul Hudson | Elite.
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