How to Become Stress Free in 2 Steps

I will tell you the secret to being happy and productive.

Do you find yourself stressed out a lot? Worrying non-stop when that certain person hasn’t texted you back? Stressing out when you haven’t gotten the results of a test or assignment? Stressed that you haven’t taken the time to pay your bills yet?

Well, it’s time to cut that shit out.

Things constantly pop up throughout my day that have the potential to stress me out. Do I get stressed and freak out? Hell no! I deal with my problems and move on. “Great Matt, please keep telling me how awesome you are…”. No, that’s not my point. I used to get incredibly stressed too, but I got fed up with it and figured out how to fix it. I want you to know how to do this too.

When I went skydiving I was scared until I actually jumped out of the plane. At that point there was nothing I could do, I just had to enjoy the moment. If I was going to die, I was going to die. No reason to stress.

Here is the secret to eliminating meaningless stress from your life and being happier and more productive overall.

  1. Do not stress over things you can not change. Do you think sitting there and stressing out as hard as possible will solve the problem? No, of course not. Solving problems solves problems. It’s easy to get emotional and focused on something stressful, but in the end stress is pointless if you are not putting it to use.
  2. If you run into something stressful immediately skip past that feeling of stress to figuring out if there is a solution. No solution? Move on. Solution? Do it.

That’s it. It’s that simple.

Does this mean that you will never be stressed? No, not at all. All I’m saying is that you should only allow yourself to be stressed in that blip of an instant when you are figuring out whether you can solve the problem or not.

Remember this advice. Print it out and put it on your wall. If you do this, take a picture, and tweet it at me, I will retweet you and put you in this article. Seriously, just do it and be awesome. Imagine how much happier and productive you will be when you aren’t wasting your valuable energy stressing about things.

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