Use Your Stress

I’m stressed out right now.

My work reality is changing in just over a month and I have no idea what that’s going to look like. I’m working my way through a course that sometimes I think is over my head. My wife just got a part time job, we have a new puppy, my son is a 13 year old boy. We just bought a house and have already put over 6 grand into it outside of the actual purchase price/mortgage.

I’m stressed. I’m sure you understand.

However, I’m working my brain to remind myself that most, if not all, of these things are good things that are a natural effect of achieving goals.

Which is true. The work reality is changing because the workload is being realigned and I’m the subject matter expert so I will have extra responsibility which will likely net me a promotion. The house was years of saving made manifest. The course is challenging and that’s why I chose it.

Reframing the way you look at a situation can make or break you. I’m putting forth the conscious effort to look at these stresses and to use them. They can inspire me to keep going, because nothing worth anything in life will be easy, so if it’s challenging then it is most likely worthwhile.

Just need to stick to it, remind myself of what I want in life, and keep my eyes on the prize.

And keep a few ongoing priority lists, just in case my procrastinating evil twin takes over again.

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