Life is one big heap of stress. It seems like it’s almost
impossible to not end up with depression or a severe burn-out when
you look at the way our lives are structured in modern society.
While one way to prevent this is to do things that relieve stress,
another part of getting through the day is ignoring the things that
give you stress. There’s a lot of stuff we can avoid that will make
life so much easier in the long run.
Here’s a couple of stress factors that you should try to remove out
of your life altogether, or at least as much as possible. Trust me,
you’ll feel better.
We all have friends or family like these, and for some reason we
don’t want to ditch them outright. I’m not saying that you
should, but maybe you should avoid these people for a while whenever
they’re going through a negative phase. Keep contact to a minimum –
they may need someone to talk to, after all – but don’t get
dragged down in their negativity. While you can listen to their
problems and give some advice, at the end of the day, they’re not
your problems. Keep it that way.
Look, I know it’s not fun when something doesn’t quite go as
planned, but what’s the big deal? Sure, things aren’t going your
way. You can try to analyse how things went sour and spend days, even
weeks, pondering what you did wrong, or you can take it on the chin.
You can’t control the world, you can only control how you react to
Perfection is a curse. It can’t be achieved, and you’ll never
find happiness if you try to. There’s no harm in having things be
“okay”. Okay is good, okay is better than what most other people
have. Trying to achieve more and getting frustrated because it’s
not working is kind of naive and not a constructive way of looking at
I don’t care what kind of job you do, don’t even think for one
second that if you do your job any worse or make a mistake at work,
the world will stop turning. It won’t. We have presidents of
literal world powers that do horribly at their job and the world is
still spinning – why would your job be any different? Let it go. We
only do it to make money so we can do other, fun things anyway.
Regard it as such.
I know the economy’s gone to hell, but it’s gone to hell for
everyone. As long as you can pay your bills, there’s no reason to
stress about money. Heck, there’s people out there that can’t pay
the bills and don’t even stress about money, so why are you
stressing out that you’ll have to postpone that new renovation
until next year? Or that you won’t be able to make a big trip this