Hey there. Yes, you. The one reading this. You’re the one I’m talking too. I heard you were having a rough time of it lately. A difficult, stressful time where everything is building up and it’s becoming too much for you to handle and so you’re feeling like you’re running into a brick wall over and over and over again. I wanted to tell you a secret… but you have to keep it between me and you okay? It can be our little secret.
Are you ready? Okay.
You’re allowed to be stressed.
You are! Stress is part of the package of modern life. You’re allowed to feel stressed, everyone else is even if they don’t look like it. You’re allowed to feel like everything is getting too much and you’re allowed to cry. There is nothing wrong with a good cry every now and then.
But just because you’re stressed doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. It doesn’t mean you should give up, that you should quit. Not now, not when you’re so close.
If it’s really getting too much, then step back. Don’t push through with it. That bit of work can wait for an hour. Don’t argue with me, because it can. It can most definitely wait for an hour whilst you take some time for yourself. Away from computers and video games. Away from social media. Away from your phone.
Why not take a bath? Play some soft, soothing music and have a nice relaxing bath. Or even read a book. Maybe play some cards with your family and start a puzzle. Something different. Something you can get lost in.
After that hour is up, then you can go back to your work. But go back with fresh eyes. A new eyes. You will find a way to get it done and you will finish it. I know you will. I believe you will. I believe you can do anything you set your mind too.
You’re allowed to be stressed okay? You’re allowed to feel like it’s you against the world and don’t let anyone tell you different. That’s the secret. That’s my secret.
What is important, is what you do next. Don’t lose your fight with the feeling of stress. It is possible to conquer it.