Man oh man, where do I begin? I did not find myself stressing as much until I got to college. Life was great, no major worries in life. Once I got on my own, life started hitting me hard. I was no longer on top of the world was I once was, friendships started to diminish, and my love life was non existent. But as I've said a few times, it took for me to get out of college to start being more into finding God and realizing that nothing was in my control.I came across one of my favorite scriptures in doing so. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34
That being said, I started to develop this attitude where I chose my peace over the worry. I started saying, "does it matter? will it matter tomorrow or next week or next year?" Once I got to that point of actually saying "NO! It doesn't matter" I felt a major weight lift off of my shoulders.
Everyday, something different tests my patience, but I've trained myself so well at this point, that nothing small can bother me or knock me off of my balance. I recommend first, figuring out what it is that bothers you and figure out why it bothers you so much. Ask yourself if it's important enough to compromise your inner peace and happiness. I promise, finding that inner peace through prayer and support of friends/family can be very uplifting and eye-opening.