A few weeks ago I spent a couple weeks in Morocco. One night at the beginning of my trip, I woke up frantic and unsettles, knowing I was jet-lagged but stressed that everything was possibly not going perfectly. I almost walked outside my room at midnight to try and get some wifi and external comfort but knew if I was going to grow and make this a good trip I needed to train myself to beat the stress from within.

I had been reading some books about getting stronger mentally and knew this was an opportunity just waiting for me. If you’ve got any serious things stressing you out right now, I want to give you an extremely easy process that you can do this instant to take away and relieve the stress. Most importantly you have to realize that this is possible, and you stressing isn’t helping yourself or anyone else (everyone will probably thank you!)

Here’s the process:

  1. Think of 5 people who have it worse off than you, though 2 is usually sufficient.
  2. Naturally, #1 helps you remember what you do have going for you in that moment (since you aren’t in those peoples’ positions), so now expand on that to think of all the current things you’re grateful for.
  3. With a more grounded, logical mind, think back to the original problem. Why is it happening? Is it a fear you have, a bad thought you’re creating, a reoccurring feeling, etc.?
  4. The next step. What’s something you can do tomorrow (or right now) to conquer or get rid of this fear/problem? Usually, we’ve made our problem really huge, when actually 1 small thing can turn it in a positive direction.

When this works for you, please let me know! I TOTALLY know and feel you about getting stressed and thinking whatever is happening is the worst. thing. ever. But believe me, if I can turn a problem around instantly alone in Morocco, you can do it yourself too!

Have the best day ever!!!

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