Am I right? I mean, the last time I checked, the last time I gave a big f*ck, I gave myself stress. Keyword: gave. There are tons of things in life that can entice that awesome feeling of stress and that nervous diarrhea feeling. From looking at your bank statements and work deadlines to caring for your children and ailing parents…there’s plenty of stress to go around. And those are just some of the big stresses in life. The ones that actually matter. What about all the little ones? The ones that in the grand scheme of things, actually mean nothing at all. You know, the moments we replay in our heads over and over again wondering if people are thinking about them as much as we are. Or wondering why someone doesn’t like you. Or worrying about a pair of shoes you bought, even though you haven’t bought yourself anything in ages? What about that guy or girl, will they call back? Should you have eaten all that chocolate? You hate the direction you’re going in but you can’t possibly quit your job and do what you love because what will people think? If you wear that outfit, will people think you’re a weirdo? How about this? Care a little bit less. Less f*cks = less stress. Here’s the deal. The more we sweat the small stuff, the more our anxiety levels go up and the more work we have to do to bring it back down. Who wants that? If we all could just chill out and stop stressing so much, life would be much cooler.
A few weeks ago I ran into this girl. I said all things you’re supposed to say when you see someone you have met in passing and this girl couldn’t have been a bigger bitch to me if she tried any harder. At first, I was taken aback. I have literally shared like three words with her in the past so I was a bit confused as to what her problem was with me and at that very moment, when I started wondering what HER problem was, I stopped giving a f*ck. Because what they say is true. Some people will love you and some people will hate you, none of it is any of your business. The moment I stopped caring, my stress dropped like a bomb and I was immediately back to having a glorious day. Her problem, not mine. Again, less f*cks, less stress.
Ladies and gentlemen of TSP – let today be your first day of giving less f*cks. Some one cuts you off, hold back on the middle finger and throw out a peace sign. That’ll for sure confuse the sh*t out of them. You didn’t get that call back from that guy or job prospect…f*ck it, their loss. Move on to bigger and better things. Don’t stop trying. You want to eat that chocolate cupcake that’s sitting in the office kitchen even though you’ve been eating healthy all week long. You go and stuff that yumminess in that pretty little face of yours. What’s one cupcake? You’re exhausted and need a day off? TAKE IT. Fake sick for crying out loud before you get yourself sick. Go home and destress. You’re tired of hearing your colleagues talk about politics and social issues until they’re blue in the face? Politely tell them you’ve stopped giving a f*ck. Someone hurt your feelings because they didn’t do something you would do if you were in their shoes? You’re not them. Get over it. I know sometimes this is all easier said than done, but start chipping away now and it gets easier day by day. Before you know it, you will be giving so many less f*cks in your life, everyday you’ll be walking on GD sunshine.
Get out there TSPeeps and have a fantastic week! Remember, less f*cks = less stress. You got this.
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