Think back a decade if you can. Think about the things that were happening in your life that caused you stress. I'm sure they were all consuming at the time.
Think back a year and do the same. Now a month ago, one week ago, and finally think back to yesterday.
If I've learned anything, it's that stress is the most temporary and short-lived element of our lives. It comes and it goes faster than money and has less meaning than feeling love or fulfillment or a sense of accomplishment.
Stress is just a bully that picks on you when he looks at your life and is jealous of what you have going on, what opportunities lie ahead of you and how much happiness you have. Whenever you're smiling, stress is scheming.
So I write this to remind myself and encourage you to apply it to your daily thinking because whatever is stressing you out today is very likely not to register in the future be that one day, one week, one month, one year and almost certainly a decade from now.
Stress is just optics. Life is choices. Fulfillment is choosing to live with the decisions.