Hey, everyone. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ll overthink little situations and get stressed over things I shouldn’t stress about. I will realize this a few hours or days after I get stressed, and try to tell myself not to worry so much in the moment next time.
This is where the 10-10-10 rules comes into play. I get Daily Shine texts as I mentioned in a previous blog, and I got one a few days ago that REALLY stood out to me.
It started off by saying this: “A new study shows when we *think* we’ll be stressed (ex. those mid-commute worries) the floodgates open for stress, making us more prone to mistakes—and, well, more stress.” I read this, and thought to myself, well this makes a whole lot of sense. It seems obvious, but at the same time, something we don’t think about in the moment. Here is the next golden piece of advice they gave.
“Today, check if you’re forecasting stress. If you are, use the 10-10-10 rule + ask yourself: Will this thing matter in 10 min? 10 months? 10 years? to get perspective.”
I mean, how great is this? Today, I was stressing about something small, and I took a step back and thought about this rule. And guess what? It made me realize the issue was TRIVIAL in the big picture.
So, there you have it. Next time you’re stressed about work or school or anything, think about the 10-10-10 rule. I promise, it’ll help you put things in perspective.
I hope you all have a great weekend! Nic and I are going to the state fair tonight and golfing this weekend, and I’m so excited. What are your weekend plans?
Remember, you’re doing great.