So, I am one of these people where the small things can really get to me.
I get stressed if I am running a little bit late, I lose anything etc.. I know I am not on my own here, however, I don’t like being stressed about the things that don’t matter.
I have been working on this, successfully I should add.
Here are my top tips..
1) I ask myself a series of questions: ‘How bad is this really?’ ‘What is the worst that can happen?’ ‘Does it hurt?’.. You get the gist, anything along these lines.
2) I remind myself that I don’t want this to stress me out, I don’t want to be ‘that’ person.
3) I stay calm and think about my breathing, if I don’t do this.. It only gets worse! I make more mess or I get hot and bothered and so on.
4) If possible, I take time out. Leave the room and come back in five or ten minutes.
Basically this morning, I got a tube to Waterloo and missed my train. Jumped on the next one and turns out it stops at the station near my house. I could have left my house later and not missed the train if I had done my research properly. This would have had me in a right tizz a couple of months ago. But not today, nope! I’m on a train that I can afford and I have water, food, phone, book etc and am on my way to a great weekend. I’m lucky.
Please share your tips of coping with the small things!