Have you ever heard of the Serenity Prayer? There’s one line from it that is often quoted:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
There’s such simple wisdom in this: we shouldn’t spend time worrying about things outside of our control. Instead, we should focus on the things that we can control.
That is something to keep in mind when dealing with stress as well!
Stress is a natural part of life. Whether it’s something good (like buying a new home, having a baby, or starting a new job) or something negative (like losing a job, relationship problems, or dealing with car troubles), there are bound to be things in our lives that cause us some degree of stress.
While we can’t fully eliminate stress, we do have the power to choose how we react to it. One way to do that is to stop stressing about things you can’t control.