People close to me seem to honour the stress god. It might be that they associate stress with commitment. With ‘I care, OMG I care so much! No one cares about this as much as I do’ rather than ‘I care, but I can also think clear because I’m not panicking’.
Having control over the present moment and over our thoughts in the now goes hand in hand with eliminating stress.
You know when you receive an email asking you to deliver results within a timeframe that is simply not doable? Just say it. Don’t ‘feel like you should do more’, say realistically what can be achieved. This will eliminate the pressure of sacrificing yourself for the demands of a person who might very well not even know what they’ve asked of you.
‘Stress doesn’t come from the facts, stress comes from the meaning that we give the facts.’Tony Robbins
Accumulating stress is not a good track record to have. Prioritise what you most care about.
Is it your work? You need a clear head to make intelligent decision and stay on top of your game.
Your family? They need a calm and loving you.
Money? You can’t sell stress, what are you pilling it up for?
A deep breath often does the trick. Try and take a step back and asses the situation. Are you the most stressed person in this whole wide world? Congrats. What is it that you’ve won?