Editorial: Out with the bad and in with the good
The world is full of people who get stuck in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and as a result, they suffer from stress, both minor and severe. In addition to that, our world can sometimes be viewed in a negative light and the good can be overlooked.
There are many things in life that can stress us out and cause turmoil in our everyday lives. Stress can affect our focus, quality of work, impulsiveness, relationships, self-care, sleep, mental stability, and appetite. The list could go on, and still does since stressors in our lives have such a huge impact. If you recognize the stress as something you can fix, it may just need to be eliminated. Sometimes you have to cut out the bad to heal.
For a lot of us, school and work are some of the biggest sources of stress. It is important for us to remember that, first, the worst that can happen is failure and, second, that life will go on. It will be okay. Just because one thing goes wrong, it doesn’t mean that everything is. It’s also important to keep in mind that you don’t have to be okay right away; sometimes you just have to be stressed so that you appreciate mental serenity when it comes back.
One of the most important aids that help overcome challenges like this is controlled self-care. This means taking time out of your day just for you, not homework, not meetings, not anything. Having a certain amount of time to take care of yourself, recharge, and maybe take a nap. The time we have has an expiration date, it’s up to us how we spend it. Don’t let stress or anxiety define what you can do as a person.
Apart from personal stress or anxiety, there is also a lot of things in the world that can cause us anxiety. There is a lot of violence, destruction and hate around the globe, and it can be hard to see the positives through that. We must try to not let the negative weight of the world drag us down.
No matter what the source of stress is in our lives, it can have a pretty significant impact. During these times it is important to remember that this feeling won’t last forever and that there is good in our world. In most cases, it is a bad day or a bad moment, not a bad life. Just remember you are important. Your life does matter. Stress and anxiety does not define you. The world is full of good and bad, but it’s important to focus on the good and what can come out of it.