We can all get stressed out, whether it is Christmas, the new year or just trying to hit deadlines with work. We can all get anxious, frustrated and stressed out. However, there are often the smallest things that can get to us the most. The situations that in the grand scheme of things are not going to cause the end of the world, but they stress you out anyway. Sound familiar? Here are some of the common things that can get to us with some tips on how to overcome them.
Issues with your phone
There is no denying that for most of us, our lives revolve around our phones, so if something was to go wrong with them or you made a mistake on them it can really get to you. One example would be deleting a text message that you really need, one that might have had a number or reference on it, but looking online for a step-by-step guide could help you retrieve them. Another example would be your phone battery running low, or having no signal. We have all been there but while they are small things they can be extremely frustrating to deal with.
Running out of food in your home
Some of us are in real fortunate positions where we don’t have to worry about being able to afford food in our homes, and while it can be frustrating to go to the cupboard to find you have ran out of something, no milk in the morning, or no bread for your sandwich, it is also worth remembering that we are extremely lucky. Running out of food can stress you out, but getting ahead with your shopping and buying extras that you can store away can help you to overcome the issue should it arise.
An unforeseen repair or replacement
We have all been there. That moment when the fridge breaks or the washing machine decides to not work. It’s a small thing, which again feels like a privilege to be in, but it can certainly get to you. Especially if you need to find the money to pay for replacements or repairs and it isn’t there. Having a savings pot on hand that you add to for these eventualities can take some of the stress and worry away.
Car breaking down
As above, the same sort of feelings can be presented to you when it comes to your car and it suddenly breaks down or needs a repair. Having a savings pot set aside to help with this can take some of the strain away.
No hot water or other issues in the home
Last of all, getting in the shower to find there is no hot water can leave you worried that there are expensive repairs on the way. It isn’t just that anything in your home can have you worried of having to spend more money than you have if things go wrong. It can really get to you but while some of these things are unforeseen, trying to feel grateful to have a home and be in this position can help you to see the bigger picture.
Let’s hope sharing these things will help you to feel less stressed about the small things.
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