What causes you the most stress?
Feeling behind, inadequate or unloved? Not measuring up? Having it all together? A relationship? A family member? A condition?
When I asked myself this question, the answer was being late. I hate it so much. I am often embarrassingly early for meeting and end up sitting in my car and working from my phone. As ridiculous as it may sound, it causes me a lot of stress.
Just for fun (yes, I have a weird definition of fun), I measured the stress I experience from being late against this quote and was able to realize something profound.
I get stressed by the idea of being late because I fear the thought of inconveniencing other people.
(There are many things that go into that fear that I won't go into for the sake of time)
As I thought about how fear affected my stress level, I began to think about how fear is a narrative we've accepted as reality. It's not reality. It's a choice we've made in our minds.
Even Mark Twain had this problem, thats why he said,
"I am a mane of many troubles, but most of them never happened."
If me and Mr. Twain both experience the same problem, I expect you might experience a similar struggle. So, I created a document for me (and you) to help process this idea and create a plan to take action against it.
If this helps you, i'd love to hear about it. You can contact me by CLICKING HERE or just comment below.