And then we realized something…no matter what decision we made regarding the house, the situation would be fine. There really was no crisis. We just needed to make a decision and move on. And in the end, it turned out that the “crisis” was just in our own heads. Sound familiar?
It’s a great reminder that only we can control our own level of stress. And our own attitude towards a situation has a great deal to do with that. So, what is freaking you out right now? Is it a crazy family member? A huge project looming at work? Your manager or your teammate? Whatever it is, the problem is most likely bigger in your mind than anywhere else. The best way to conquer that stress is to make an informed and educated decision and move on. There’s no crisis! Move on, life is good!
[Power tip: give yourself permission to make mistakes. With my wife and I, as soon as we were at peace with the fact that we needed to make a decision, and that there was a strong chance that we’d make the wrong choice, we were making progress. If we made the wrong choice would that be a big deal? Nope. We could fix any problem. It might cost some time and money, but we can fix it. Relax. Got a choice that is stressing you out? Remind yourself that making the WRONG choice is fixable!]