Stress, it’s quite addictive

Morning All,

Are you addicted to stress?

As strange as that sounds you’d be surprised how common it actually is because a lot of people thrive off of it.

Think about a uni student who has a paper to put in, do they do in little by little over their 2 month deadline or do they let the submission date creep closer and closer until finally they rush around like a headless chicken to get it done.

In this beautifully modern world of ours we have been somewhat conditioned to believe that being busy is good, that to run yourself ragged or even spin your wheels is better than doing nothing.

This sounds a tad silly to me.

I’m sure you have had a manager who wants everyone to look busy, to be doing something, even if there is nothing productive to be done they will say – “I will find you something to do.”.

Yea, no thanks.

If what you are doing isn’t productive, will lead to future productive or positive/necessary outcomes then that energy can be best placed elsewhere and focused on things that are actually important to you.

While I can understand the panic that comes over people when they have nothing to do, it’s a poor mindset to have.

Here is how I look at things through a filter of three questions.

1 – Is it important?

2 – Will it become important or lead to something important?

3 – If not important, is it something I want or need to do?

Quite simple really.

There are plenty of people in this world to stress over the minutia, the question is this; do you really want to be one of them?

Give it some thought.

Enjoy,
Ross

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