More Wise advice from Marc and Angel worthy of re-blogging with minor alterations:
Stressful habits can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively. You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy in the wrong ways.
It’s time to put your foot down and make some changes.
You CAN reduce your stress the moment you STOP…
1. Choosing to mull over past mistakes and regrets.
If you feel like your ship is sinking, it might be a good time to throw out the stuff that’s been weighing it down. The next time you decide to unclutter your life and clean up your space, start with the things that are truly useless, like old regrets, shame, and anger. You must learn to let it go. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading your previous one.
2. Participating in unhealthy relationships.
Being alone will never cause as much loneliness as the wrong relationship. Be with people who know your worth and respect you. You don’t need lots of friends to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. Oftentimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. You must learn to walk away not because you want others to realize your worth, but because you finally realize your own worth.
This is really important if you are in an abusive relationship. Be strong, and one day you will wish you walked away sooner.
3. Your own negative thinking.
Your mind is your sacred space. You can close the windows and darken your space, or you can open the windows and let light in. It’s your choice. The sun is always shining on some part of your life. What do you typically think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths, or your weaknesses? The best that could happen, or the worst-case scenario? Pay attention to your self-talk. Because maybe, just maybe, the only thing that needs to shift in order for you to experience more happiness, more love, and more success, is your way of thinking.
This is easier said that done, but it can be done, it takes practice before it becomes a new habits. Teach your mind the new habit.
When you start to experience any of these stressful habits, you’re entering dangerous territory. You start to feel stressed out and everything feels like a chore.
The good news is there is a way to get back on track.
Your habits are simply broken and need some adjustments. When you trust a broken set of habits on a daily basis, it’s only a matter of time before things escalate to red alert.
Understand that the weakest link is not you – it’s the set of broken habits you’ve built into your daily routine. The problem is, when you don’t know that your habits are broken, you can’t foresee all the trouble and stress that they are creating for you.
But like I said, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can make adjustments starting today that will instantly help you feel better, think more clearly, and live more effectively.
Teach your mind a new habit to ponder about.