Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Why Stress is a Waste of Time

We all get stressed, stress is a common occurrence in everyone's day to day life. Maybe you're stressed about a big test or maybe you are just nervous about making it to work on time after you over slept. Maybe you're like me and stressed about who to bring to your date function because #priorities. But stress no matter what it comes from is 100% a waste of time. Simply feeling stress does nothing, feeling stressed isn't going to get you an A on your test, feeling stressed isn't going to get you to work on time, and unfortunately feeling stressed is going to get you a date to your function. 

So I think you should work to cut out stress. I'll tell you about my personal experience. In high school, I was a high-stress person. My world revolved around making sure I got everything I needed to done, even if it meant sacrificing relationships and memories. I ended high school and I felt like I missed out on so much because I was stressing about homework or extracurriculars. I went to two high school football games, I barely hung out with friends, and I would say no way more than yes. So in college, I wanted to change that. I wanted to make sure I didn't look back on my college experience with a sense of regret. 

I decided stress was the root cause, so in college, I decided to simply stop myself from feeling stressed. Whenever I would start to stress out about something I would stop myself. I would tell myself there is no benefit from the stress and that it would all work out. I'd remind myself that everything is going to be okay. Obviously, I still get stressed from time to time, but I really don't let everyday stuff get to me, I don't become obsessive about getting things done. I try to always remain mellow and calm. It's made me a happier person.

It's so important not to be consumed by your stressors. I don't care how much homework you have, you don't have enough to have to spend the whole weekend in the library. So say yes to the football game, say yes to the weekend adventure, you won't regret it. In the end you'll find the time to get your work done. I've been living my college life this way, and there has never been a time where I have not finished my work or I have had to cut corners to get things done. As I said before it all works out, I promise. 

So here's my simple advice: say yes and know you'll get it all done. Life deserves to be lived not spent in the library. 

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