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I found it to be a state of mind, as cliche as it sounds. I have sayings that help me as such the Serenity Prayer (God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.) and can't see the forest for the trees i.e that we are too busy stressing over the small problems that we don't see the bigger picture. I just get to a point where I have to say; well I can't change it so why stress about it.
When I was younger I found counselling helped me alot with stressing over things and helped me to change my mind set.
Yep. This is me. Dont get me wrong...i used to stress. And i went through a major tragedy...which has probably led me to where i am now...that is with that attitude... what will be, will be. So nope i don't stress. I do work hard ay making sure my life is successful and try to keep everything in check. After all that...i do not worry. I do not stress. What will be, will be. I sleep reslly well at night. I am happy. I am carefree. I love life. I dont stress.
I get stressed but I feel I get a lot less stressed than most people, my husband seems infurated some times that things don't bother me as much as they should.
I attribute it to my crazy intense and chaotic childhood, it was quite traumatic so I sort of had to be calm or die of anxiety.
I have thia constant knowing that things could always be worse, no matter what.
I think its a lot to do with how much backup you have. If you are wealthy and know you will never be out on the streets its a lot easier. Im about 80% less stressed now Ive paid off most of my mortgage.
My husband never stresses. Like ever!!! He is the most cool calm and collected dude I know. Me on the other hand, well that's a different story haha
Sometimes I think that I need to stress a bit, as I tend to be to laid-back about everything.
Generally speaking, no, I don't stress much. I had a really crap time growing up and my life has turned out amazing (well, normal lol) so I am grateful to my core for the life I have now. Nothing that ever happens is as bad as what things were like then and having been through what I've been through and come out the other side I know that nothing that happens matters, it's just a moment in time.
We also had some medical issues with 2 of our 3 kids. It puts things into perspective when your kids have medical problems. That just cemented my way gratitude for everything we have.
If I do ever find myself getting stressed I just ask myself am I going to remember/care about this in a years time? 5 years time? If the answer is no then let it go.