Wowza! The last few weeks have been trying. There is an assorted list of minor occurrences contributing to this overall stressed out feeling I have.
Now a month ago, I started reading the book “Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubins. Not that I am unhappy. When I picked up the book in the Fort Lauderdale Airport, JD asked why I would even get the book. “You’re not depressed”, he commented as I presented my book of choice.
He was right. I am/was not depressed. I am someone that allows too many little things to influence her general mood. I decided to begin my own Happiness Project. This project is a little different than the book. My Happiness Project is really a decrease the controllable stressors project. 🙂
What stresses me out?
- Unrealistic work expectations
- Clothes freakout because of body issues
- Family obligations
- Money strain
- My health when I get sick
- Time crunches
- Annoying noises
- Lack of sleep
- Relationship miscommunication
- Lack of downtime
- Being forced to spend time with people I want to avoid
If I eliminate the stressors I know exist, I set myself up for being able to handle the unexpected BIG LIFE stressors.