I used to get extremely frustrated over small things. Particularly things that required me to call some 1-800 number and speak to a stranger in India--to get something corrected that never should have happened. Or required me to call a government agency and experience an endless cascade of transfers. I am never rude to customer … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t stress out about everyday hassles
Just as at the eye of the hurricane there is stillness, so in the midst of confusion or distress there is an inner place of stillness, the secret place of the Most High. - Martha Smock The last year of my life was very hectic. I went from being unemployed to serving as an … Continue reading Finding Peace in a Hectic Life
I've been going about this slow-paced lifestyle all wrong: trying to ease the stressors of everyday life by trying to organize the outside factors in my life. I'm not saying that doesn't help, but it certainly doesn't solve everything. I've had an epiphany just now and realized that it doesn't matter how empty my house … Continue reading Get Rid of Stress/Anger/Frustration, and Find Inner Peace
Sibling rivalry taught me how to worry about what other people think. I am the oldest of four. Two younger sisters, and a brother. I'm going to preface this by saying that I am, by far, the most sensitive of the bunch, and most likely to over-read into other people's actions and reaction. Coming up, … Continue reading What you should stop stressing about right now: #6 What other people think about you.
Now don't think I'm a cold-hearted, narcissistic a-hole for telling you to forget other people's problems. I care very much about the people who are close to me, and I pray for their well-being. However, worrying about, or stressing about their problems is really just a waste of my time and energy. A couple of … Continue reading What You Should Stop Stressing About Right Now: # 5 Other People’s Problems
When I was in college, I found a group of "friends" who liked to maintain a certain image. While I loved my college, I found that many of the people who attended the school had their parents paying for everything. I was lucky that my parents were paying my tuition. My first semester of college, … Continue reading What You Should Stop Stressing About Right Now: #4 Keeping up with the Joneses (Kardashians)
Oh! How we get attached to our fancy gadgets. It's pathetic. I get it though, because I do it too. We spend $199-$399 on a cell phone and then all of our hard-earned money goes down the drain when the screen cracks. Or it falls into a huge sloshing puddle when you get out of … Continue reading What You Should Stop Stressing About Right Now: #3 Your Expensive Gadgets