I just completed a stress management session with LifeworX and what did it do for me?
It made me feel stressed!
So, while I sit here asking myself, “So exactly why are you so stressed?".
I have 110 things that pop into my head but are they relevant? Are they worth stressing about?
So, what if the toothpaste is not squeezed the way I want it to be squeezed? I should squeeze my toothpaste, and my husband's, the way I prefer it.
So, what if the toilet seat is left up? It takes a second to put it down and why don’t I put it up for my husband when I’m done?
I never even thought about the above until Anita brought it to my attention and it makes so much sense and will mean “less stress...”.
Then it got me thinking: "yes, life is stressful; work is stressful; my extended family makes me stress; the children’s homework makes me stress; my husband’s business makes me stress". Stress, stress, stress…! Surely this can’t be all that I’m on this earth for?
There are people in the world i.e: homeless, sick, dying, physically, mentally, financially stressed, the list goes on and on… But, what I sometimes fail to be thankful for is that I have a job, I have an awesome husband, I have beautiful children, a roof over my head, food on my table, a car, my children are taken care of, I have a few rands in my purse... I can open my eyes again this morning! I have life!
And the two below quotes have been playing over and over in my head ever since the session:
“Those who died yesterday had plans for this morning. And those who died this morning had plans for tonight. Don’t take life for granted!”
“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So, forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again.”
I need to seriously start being more grateful and realise that there is someone out there wishing and praying for the things I have. There are always people with way less, who are thankful and happy! “So why can’t I be?"
I made a promise to myself today…
“Today I refuse to stress myself out about things I cannot control or change.” #TheEnd