Seems lately that I have more stressors (is that a word?) in my life than I need. Family health issues, job worries, etc. but as I often tell myself “who doesn’t these days?”
But oddly enough, even though I have more reason to stress out I find that I don’t get stressed like I used to. I believe this is because of several reasons:
1. Regular exercise – daily workouts allow me to relieve stress through physical work.
2. Understanding what’s important and what’s not.
3. Understanding what I can control and what I cannot.
See, I used to get worked up about things that I just couldn’t control in my life. Once I understood that these are things you can react to but can’t stop my whole outlook improved. Once I understood that the only real important things in life are health and the love and support of good people who surround you then everything else is small potatoes.
I recently came across a quote from Albert Einstein, who it seems may have been a genius at more than just physics, “there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Each day is truly a gift from God. Approach everything with that in mind and then nothing is too big or to scary to handle.