Is your to-do list keeping you up at night? Do you feel like your stress level is off the charts? Here’s something that’ll make you think: Did you know that your stress is really your choice?
That’s a liberating concept because if stress is a choice, you can choose not to have it.
Many of us seem to have an endless to-do list, but does all that rushing around stop us from seeing the big picture? Taking a moment to step back from our day-to-day schedules can help us simplify our lives and maybe even help us to identify what we are missing to keep us energized and fulfilled.
In Stress is a Choice by David Zerfoss, you can learn his 10 rules that will help you simplify your life.
Today, weâ€™d like to share Davidâ€™s introduction from Stress is a Choice.
From Stress is a Choice
by David Zerfoss
Several years ago while listening to my pastor give a Sunday sermon, he spoke about how life is made up of a series of choices. It made me realize that my hectic professional and personal life was of my choosing. Therefore, a life of stress had become my choice.
Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done. Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize that we are the creators of this life we choose to live. That’s right. Life is a series of choices and being free from stress is one of those choices.
Whether your business life is overly complicated or your personal life (or both), you have chosen this current system of chaos. The world is a tantalizing swirl of getting the next “fix” tempting us to fit more and more things, people and processes into our lives, personally and professionally. And because we are so busy being busy, it’s easy to be lured into the fray, with our lengthy to-do lists. Yet, the greatest achievements have often come from the simplest of ideas and in the simplest forms.
To experience a simplified life, we first have to learn to slow down long enough to see through all the clutter. We need to realize that we are powerful magnets that attracted this life to ourselves, no matter what, good or bad.
After you read through the 10 Rules to Simplify Your Life, my wish for you is that you commit to simplify and enroll others for support. Take out a blank sheet of paper and create the life you truly want to live, with less stress and complexity, one that is anchored by a clear sense of your unique and simple purpose.