We all have stress in our lives.
Whether it's a sloppy roommate, a belligerent boss, a noisy neighbor, or even, heck... a viral pandemic, there are various factors that cause us stress.
But look, just because you feel stress IN, doesn't mean you need to stress OUT.
You don't need to yell, scream, cry, bitch, and moan. You don't need to do that. Despite whatever pain you're feeling right now.
What I'm saying here is that stress is unavoidable. You're going to feel stressed.
You can't live a quote on quote "stress-free" life. Simply not possible. We all go through SOME form of stress in one way or another.
What you can do though is live a life free of stress controlling you, your words, actions, and behaviors.
You may not choose what stresses you, but you can choose how to react to it
Stress is a pre-wired instinct.Our ancestors developed it as a mechanism for survival. Your brain, under stress, is literally telling you "Imma DIE!"
But look, you ain't gonna die, friend. Shit sucks sometimes but it ain't the end of your existence.
You want to aim to be able to be stressed on the inside yet calm and stoic on the outside.
Suffer within. Don't attack the outer world for the pain you feel inside.
And remember, it ain't ever a big deal. Life.
Making shit out to be a big deal, will amplify your stress tenfold. You'll wind up dying to your stress about a health problem before the said health problem even has time to kill you.
Relax, man. It's all good. You have got this completely. Believe that. I mean it.
Stop telling yourself you don't have any control and "shit keeps happening". You do have control.
And yeah, shit will keep happening. But that's NOT the part that you control.
You only control you reaction. That's it. And if you're NOT controlling that, well then...yes, you're a bit out of control.
You're letting stress take the wheel. And that's enough to..drive you CRAZY.
Man I can't tell you how hard it is to try and control shit completely outside of your control. That's like trying to drive the car next to you in your lane.
Stick to your own lane, man. Drive your own car. Be in control of your own vehicle, your own mind, your own body.
What you do and say, that's in your hands. That's under your wheel.
In today's episode, we cover how to stay cool, calm, and laid back at all times.
I won't stress out about it too much if you decide not to listen to it though.