Life is a road trip with lots of bumps and hurdles. So, why add more stress to it? Sometimes we overthink trivial stuffs such as how does our hair look, is the dress looking expensive, how much money we have in the bank or what are they thinking of us.
Instead of being a fun-filled and challenging playground, we have made life a stressful battlefield. When will we let go of the fear and worry? Here are 6 trivial things that you should stop stressing about, and try to live in the moment:
How you look
Remember one thing in life, there’s no such thing as a perfect body. So, stop trying to mold your body into what society tells you it must look like. Every one of us have a unique physical appearance. Instead of minding your hair, skin or makeup, concentrate more on your health. The healthier you are, the better you feel inside out. Embrace yourself just as you are and don’t pay heed to media’s image of a ‘perfect look’.
What people think of you
We‘re always haunted with the thought of what others think of us. When you start worrying about someone else’s opinion of you next time, remind yourself the only opinion that matters is yours. Nurture your self-confidence and self-love. Once you start loving and caring for yourself, you won’t feel hurt or disappointed when someone else has a negative opinion of you. You are going to live your life by yourself, why should someone else’s opinion about you matter?
Trying to ‘fit in’
Since childhood, a picture has been drilled in our minds that we have to go along with the crowd, go as the world goes. But this is not result in true happiness. Follow your heart and listen to your mind, think of your aim in life and you are surely to lead a better road. If you do not feel happy in doing something, don’t do it just for the sake of fitting in. What’s important is that you feel satisfied and fulfilled whatever path you choose in life.
Mistakes you made
Everyone makes mistakes. Some are even unjustifiable. But at some point you have to let go of your grudges, forgive yourself and move on. Thinking about the mistakes made in the past is not going to alter your present situation or make you feel better. Count them as blessings in disguise and think that they have allowed you to learn and grow. Don’t be hard on yourself. Treat mistakes as important experiences and lessons that are going to make you a better person.
How much money you have
There’s a saying that money can’t buy love. Add one more line to it—money can’t buy more happiness too. Studies have revealed that the only time money makes a difference is when you’re living in a home or living on the streets. Beyond our basic needs, having more money in your pockets won’t make you happier. Therefore, stop caring about the salary you get or your bank balance. Feel grateful for what you have now and live in the moment.
Letting go of those who hurt you
Last but not the least, do not worry about letting those people go who no longer fit into the picture of you becoming your best self. Some people are like seasons, they come and go from our lives all the time. Never blame yourself for letting that person go, who never helped you grow. Always remember that letting go can be hard but holding on is harder.