Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Pursuit of a Stress-Free Life

Stress-free life is as elusive as any other ideals. Ironically, it is also stressful to pursue it. stress-free lifeIn fact if you have considered living alone like a hermit, you will realize that it is more stressful than having people you hate around you. If you have watched Tom Hanks in his movie flick, "CASTAWAY" you will immediately nod in agreement with me there. Spending alone from time to time is good, but living alone in an isolated hideaway is stressful than you can imagine.

How does one live a stress-free life? You will see, that many offer a plethora of solutions. I will not add to that.

However, there is one advice worth noting though – acceptance. This means, looking at your own realities as objectively as possible, and accept the facts at hand. On the other hand, this does not necessarily mean surrendering yourself to the circumstance/s. It simply means that problems exist; bad things happen to good people, and some things are beyond your control. Acceptance of these realities allows you to find solutions, create possibilities, and hope for something better.

A stress-free life is always concern about the present, the now. It looks at situations with an objective eye, accepts that particular reality, and does something to change it –now. There is no dilly-dallying. You face life head on.

It's not easy, I know. However, acceptance is always the best step to take if you want to live a stress-free life.