Take a deep breath
Instant gratification and impulse decisions embody the culture in day to day society these days. I am the type of person that is always looking and thinking ahead. Lately whenever things seem overwhelming and/or I become stressed, I take a deep breath. No matter what situation you are in if you take a few deep breaths all of your problems will be quickly alleviated. Ever since I was a very young child I have always had an issue with being able to relax. Over the years relaxing has actually stressed me out. Sitting or laying around makes me think too much. This is probably why you will rarely see me go on vacation. When I get back from a trip I usually feel more stressed out than during my day to day grind!
I have always lived with the fear of complacency mentality. As time goes on, and I get older, I realize how important it is to relax and change things up once in awhile. When you are running a business sometimes its very difficult to step back and realize what is really important in life. Money comes and goes, but life experiences and relationships can and should be everlasting in many scenarios. Every day I am doing my best to take a deep breath every now and then, trying not to sweat the small stuff. At the end of the day life is way too short to let yourself get worked up over most things that occur. My good friend Jon Stein recommended that I try meditating for twenty minutes every day. Lately I have taken his advice and taken twenty minutes first thing in the morning or around lunch time to clear my head and meditate for twenty minutes. I highly suggest this for anybody who wants to stay refreshed and keep a good balance on the day to day.