There’s a difference between stress and fluster.
Stress is a mind weight. Fluster is more of a state of a mind’s activity – the pace and attitude at which tasks, communications and thought processes are performed. You can’t predict the future, or what will happen to you. You can condition your mind for positive thinking and productive states of mind in response to life’s lemons.
What is a mind weight?
I suppose the phrase “under pressure” comes to the forefront of my thoughts with this. A lot of the time it’s probably stress, but the bad kind of stress. Sometimes, stress and pressure can be good, but those have a more positive mind activity state – productive, or fluid, or momentous [I’m trying to think of an adjective for momentum…].
Where is this going?
I’ve been in California this week, and the positive energy has blown me away. Yes, there’s a lot to learn, and absorb, but I’ve rarely experienced such a positive environment for such an undertaking. This musing led me to think more about stress, and stressors.
The very existence of these two variables is more consistent than the state of mind with which they’re dealt or occur within. That state of mind, mind frame, if you will, ultimately makes all the difference: functionally, emotionally, physically, etc. This week has had a lot of variables been intense, but not a fluster. There has been so much momentous energy flowing into this upcoming project. It’s beautiful, really. Relieving for my first “starting project.” Refreshing.
I know I’m feeling a lot of worry, and stress, and desire to do the absolute best possible job I could ever do no matter what, but framing it and turning that worry into action, momentum, drive, energy…could be what drives success, or at the very least, sanity.
In 2013, I’ve been noticeably living my life more serenely. My thoughts, conversations and behaviors are calmer. I’m excited for future weeks, months and years, and moving towards those days with positive momentum.