555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 109

555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 109.
 
Time Awake: 10:21 a.m.
 
The video is recorded indoors today, as it is raining cats and dogs outside. Or more accurately, it is a heavy downpour.
 
The topic is stress. We all experience stress. Stress levels aren’t really comparable per person because events of different magnitudes affect different people in different ways.
 
One person’s stress can be over a breakup while another’s can be that he is on the front lines having artillery shells dropped all around him. But the body reacts with stress.
 
You feel pain. You feel weighed down. And that’s okay because the stress brings awareness. You look at the situation and ask yourself, “Is this something I can change?” or “What can I do about this situation?”
 
A lot of times our stresses are, in fact, things that we can change by taking certain steps. They may be uncomfortable steps, but they are steps nonetheless so we must make them happen.
 
In other cases, the stress is something that is out of our control. You make the best out of situations that you can’t change; find some positive in the midst of what is going on. You take the time to grow and when you can change the situation, you Do.
 
The whole point of stress is not to lay in bed all the time or have a woe-is-me mentality and lament. Stress is good when utilized properly.
 
It’s important for me to remember. It’s important for all of us to remember. Utilize stress as the tool that it is.
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