Why You Find It Difficult To Live A Stress-Free Life!
by Shawn Nelson, MSA.
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When was the last time you stopped and took a good look at your life?
Let me tell you what I see and you determine if this is you.
Whenever I take public transportation in the mornings there are people rushing to get to work. It's so bad that I have witnessed fights on the trains, arguments and people pushing and shoving each other. And all for what? A paycheck?
It's worse when I drive. There are people who constantly honk their horn and get very angry with other drivers. Then they cut in front of you, swerve in and out of traffic and rarely, if ever, put on their turn signal.
Let's not forget the mad rush to get home after work! I thought it was just in New York City. And boy was I wrong.
As a Facilities Manager of several parking garages in Houston, Texas, I witnessed the onslaught of individuals rushing to get to their cars and get out of the downtown area.
Why are you rushing? Who said you had to move at a pace that can cause you to suffer from, among other things:
- And so much more
It's possible because you put unecessary pressure on yourself!
I'm aware there are things that must get done in a timely fashion. There are always deadlines.
But ask yourself, "When was the last time rushing actually helped any of the situations you were dealing with?"
Would you believe the "rushing" is not the culprit but a symptom of the cause? Well, it is as far as I see it.
The real problem is your perception of the world. Specifically, of other people, how they live and what they will think of you.
It's called, "Keeping Up With the Jones" whoever they are!
If you're going to make a little progress today, we have to be honest with each other! Okay?
Think of all the major purchases you made in the last year. How many of those things did you really need?
And how much of your income is spent on the things you don't need?
Your stress, whether you want to admit it or not, is caused by making uninformed and not-so-good choices.
What actually cause most of your stress?
- Your job and coworkers
- Lack of money
- Spending too much money
- Your relationships
- Your beliefs
- You can add some more here
Make better choices and each area will improve. Continue to make uninformed choices and each area will get worse. It's really that simple.
The bottom line is most, if not all, of the stress in your life has been caused by you! No one else!
How is that possible? You allow things to happen to you that affect your life in a negative way. When I say negative I mean it is not helping you but hurting you.
It's really simple...control what you allow to enter your life and it will get better.
Once you understand that you can begin to improve your life, prevent many things and people from interfering with it and reduce your stress.
It's not going to be easy but I can tell you from experience it is definitely worth the effort.
If you're interested in learning how I lead a happy and stress-free life visit: http://lifeissimple.mrgoodman.com.
Shawn Nelson, MSA is a Motivational Speaker and Information Publisher who creates guides e-Courses and run several web sites that help people achieve their relationship, personal, life and professional goals. To learn more visit www.mrgoodman.com
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