STRESS

“When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in five years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.”
                                                                – Catherine Pulsifer

 

Well, here’s the problem. YES, this will all probably matter in five years from now.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “STRESS

  1. Exactly! Sometimes this, whatever this is, does matter. Sometimes you do have to do something about it. At those times it would be so wonderful if the “let it go” people would either step up and help you, or shut up and back away.

    • I think that positive thinking is great. No one wants to be around a negative person.

      But sometimes, problems ARE really big and stressful and unavoidable! And if you “let them go” they just start snowballing.

      In my next life, I’m coming back as Gwyneth. I’ll consciously uncouple and go to the Caribbean afterwards.

  2. Someone recently advised me about how meditation would help to keep me “grounded” …. implying that all the ‘worry’ was in my head and I should ‘let it go’.
    I tried that for three months (some time ago now) and while it does help me cope with a particular DAY, it does not make the problems go away. Accepting that I do have problems and trying to find a solution is helping me far more than ‘letting it go’.

    Absolutely LOVE you re-framing this quote in its true light.

    • Thank you. “Accepting that I do have problems and trying to find a solution is help me . . . ”

      That’s the truth for me too.

      I think you nailed it. It’s the implication that positive thinking, or meditation, or yoga, or whatever will SOLVE problems. I’m sure they can help make us feel better so we can cope a bit better. But that’s just not enough when you’re facing serious issues.

      Plus it makes you deny the way you’re really feeling sometimes, which is overwhelmed, or sad, or just plain miserable because life isn’t always fair. These are normal, healthy feelings, and they are important stages of grief!

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