When people stress about money it’s usually because they feel they don’t have enough in their life. If you’re short on money to pay bills then you need to look at where else your money goes. If you have time to stress about money then you have time to make money. Get a second job, sell stuff or cut back on everything else you spend money on.
I used to stress about money all of the time because I didn’t have enough money to cover my bills every month. Yet I always found money to be able to go out at night. I did that to escape from the fact I didn’t have money but it never solved the problem. The problem was I went out all the time. It’s pretty much a deadly cycle. If I had instead chosen to actually do something about it my life would have been so much easier.
So stressing didn’t solve nothing. Replace your stressing with thoughts of ideas to make more money and you won’t have any more stress. You have the ability to control how you react to life, so use that ability to make a happy life for yourself. Whenever something that could be stressful happens in my life I always remember the poem (this is the only poem I have ever brought up in my life) by Charles Swindoll called Attitude:
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our Attitudes.
It’s a great poem that really sums up why you don’t need to stress. Are there times when I get stressed out? Of course, but it definitely happens a lot less now that I think about what actions I can take to solve the problem instead of focusing on the drama.
What stresses you out? Have you ever thought of what you could do to keep that from stressing you out?