Feeling stressed out? Keep reading.
Sometimes you find yourself in a situation that mentally, physically and psychologically just drains the life out of you, so much so that you do not know whether you will ever overcome it. I know how you feel, i have been there more times than i can count as of late. I know how hard it is to talk about it, really talk about it with someone. I do not think people understand just how stressful it is to explain what is going on in your head when you do not even understand it yourself.
I want you to know that you can overcome it. Sometimes a situation you think of as “awful” is actually putting you on a path to the best thing that could possibly happen to you. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to achieve more than everyone else, because society makes us feel like we must compete with the people surrounding us in order to truly be something. I want you to just forget about that. I want you to focus on achieving more than your previous self. Just concentrate on becoming the very best version of you rather than trying to be someone else, or better than somebody else. A couple of years from now, you will be glad you did so, and everything you’re stressing about at present won’t even matter in the future.
Besides, There is no point in stressing over what you cannot control. Sometimes, letting go of things and leaving them in the hands of God, or the universe, or whatever higher power you believe in, can really lift that immense weight you are feeling off your shoulders. You do not need to go it alone, because, in fact, you are never truly alone are you?
Here’s a better idea, try to think of stress as a motivating, not crushing, factor in your life. When you think of things from that perspective, things that you once thought of as impossible are suddenly within your reach. Make a list of all the things that you are stressed about, then turn those things into motivations, see the potential in them, and discard the things that do not benifit your well-being in any way.
Now, Stop what you are doing, go outside and breathe. Have a cup of tea. Close your eyes and listen to the birds chirping outside, and the wind blowing through the trees, listen to your heartbeat. The world will not come to an end if you take five minutes for yourself.
“My philosophy is: Worrying means you suffer twice.”
Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.