How “Buying Time” Reduces Stress
This is a bubble that has many parts. I will present its overview in this post, break it down in future posts.
It’s all about the beauty of “buying time,” a luxury we all have and rarely use. A philosophy we can adopt. Let me explain.
When you feel an issue, event, person squeezing you into submission like a clamp, don’t rush like a maniac to fix, console, placate, rescue. That’s merely a bad habit you’ve learned. Unlearn it.
Buy some time. Step back.
It’s amazing, it’s a fact: you can probably deal with this crisis, this annoyance, this stress bubble – tomorrow. Or the next day. Or next week. Or maybe next month. Life is not a daily emergency. Stop making it one. You have time to address this crisis, this drama, this nonsense. You think you don’t. You do.
Use your time wisely, strategically, lovingly, not under duress, chaos, pressure. The stress you’re feeling right now, this minute, this nano-second, need not be dealt with, fixed or mended right now. You will survive.
Don’t rush from the pain of stress. Stress hurts, you want it to go away. But stress is something you have to learn to accept. Life is a wild roller coaster, a ragbag of endless ever-changing life situations and feelings, that’s what it truly is. It’s not you walking in a consistent state of bliss on a smooth paved road heading in a straight direction.