Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. – Douglas Pagels
Aren’t there thousands of reasons to poison ourselves with stress, anxiety and worries?
A great majority of us literally strangle ourselves by the self-imposed rules, living the life wallowing in desolation and hopelessness; and yet we wonder why our path is strewn with worries and pain. Whereas, there are people who manage to spare time from the chaos of life and learn to live Happy, Wild, and Free.
Following six things will make your life a lot easier:
Define Your Purpose and Find Your Real ‘Why’ in Life
Directionless people are always lost in the disparity of improbability and instability. We might be the tiniest speck of the mysterious and infinite universe, and the smallest creatures of eternity but our existence itself is self-evident that we are powerful, and capable and equipped with every required tool to direct our life in whichever direction we want. Give your whole heart, soul and spirit to find out the purpose of life. People with no purpose are the people subdued with misfortune and stress. The sense of purpose, in whatever form it comes and regardless of how small is it, activates us to run our life in a meaningful direction. Defining the purpose will help you focus on one thing and will drain out much of your stress that stems from the unnecessary pondering over trivial things.
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Simplify your life
Stress is an ignorant state of mind that instinctively complicates life and only a compassionate approach can help you live your life profoundly without accumulating masses of unnecessary things. The wisdom of life lies not in finding complexity in the multiplicity of things but in subtracting inessentials, adding meaningfulness and embracing simplicity. Once it is accomplished, you will feel renewed with strength and relieved from strain.
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” – Thoreau, Henry David
Prioritize things to avoid excessive hard work and stress
Get your priorities straight! By not identifying the most exclusively important tasks that you should be addressing right now, you are leaving them at the mercy of least bothered things and letting the extravagant and inessentials hack away your precious time and energy. When you plan properly, you can painlessly discard the insignificant things from your list that cause excessive tension and stress.
“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” Anthony Robbins
Focus on progress not perfection
PERFECTION is a self-limiting and confined road for the lazy and despondent people; while PROGRESS is an ever-broadening, ever-ascending, ever-improving pathway of the passionate and dedicated individuals who believe in relentless struggle and exertion to be consistent on the road of progress. Progress brings an inestimable privilege for tomorrow, ensures improvement of your condition and enriches you with knowledge. Emphasizing on progress means to look forward intelligently and advance incessantly.
Stop concentrating on unnecessary self-limiting thoughts
We are mostly bothered by incessant temptations of untrue anticipatory thoughts which enfeeble our vision about reality and deceive us in every possible way. To get rid of the most fatal tendency, we have to pass through the ‘midst of disturbance’ to reach the peaceful stillness in deep within where true thoughts lie. True and positive thoughts lay the foundation of confidence, hope, happiness, and love.
“If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him a landlord to a ghost.” -— Lloyd C. Douglas
Take time to love and nourish yourself
As our body needs regular cleansing, our mind and soul also require purification from unnecessary and negative beliefs that trespass upon our positive thoughts. Self love begets self acceptance, self respect and forgiveness and the lays the foundation for becoming your own supreme potential. Self love is a way of finding indwelling peace and aliveness, and taking delight in the beauty of the surroundings. Love yourself unconditionally because you deserved to be loved the most.
“Dedicate yourself to Love. Decide to let Love be your intention, your purpose, and your point. And then let Love inspire you, support you and guide you in every other dedication you make thereafter.” – Robert Holden
“Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” – Terri Guillemets