Managing Stress by Co-operating with the Inevitable

Zahna Klaver By Zahna Klaver, 27th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Sometimes what causes us stress we can fix. Sometimes not. Today, in my life, I am adjusting my attitude to deal with that which is happening around me that I can not impact at all.

Managing Stress- Co-operating with the Inevitable

Sometimes what causes us stress we can fix. Sometimes not. Today, in my life, I am adjusting my attitude to deal with that which is happening around me that I can not impact at all.

The Rental

About one year ago we retired (early) in Ecuador, from Canada. We travelled around the country and eventually found what we consider to be the perfect spot for us. We bought a property and we are building a house on it. Until then, we are renting a small "rustic" house in a small nearby town. What we are building is far more "first world" but this is what was available to us to rent for the time being.

The Road

Shortly after we moved in the municipality decided to build a road within just a few meters of the house. The plans had been in place for 20 or more years, but two weeks after we moved in, they began the work.

The Fence

After some road work the landlord decided the property was not secure enough so they needed to build a fence. The current hedge is right on the property line so it is necessary to cut down the hedge to build the fence.

The maestro cutting down the hedge with a machete is singing as he does so!

My Attitude

So, there is noise (not good for migraines) and chaos and all kinds of things going on here now. I am living in a construction site. It is easy for me to complain about all of this but I am finding I lack any real good audience.

Even after the hedge is down and the road is built it is still a pretty good view. Just another day in paradise... co-operating with that which I can not change.

Co-operate with the Inevitable and you will find your stress is lowered, too.

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Anxiety, Fretting, Stress, Worry

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author avatar Zahna Klaver
An early retirement in South America leaves me time to finally write about the subjects I have studied throughout my life. Health, nutrition, business, homesteading and cooking are my passions!

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author avatar Retired
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Wow, Zahna, pretty brave of you to move to a place so different from where you started. Dealing with the fence must have been a piece of cake for you. Your story suggests you are pretty well- adjusted person!

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author avatar AND I SAID TO MYSELF
27th Apr 2015 (#)

When I think my life is rough I think of Nepal...you are correct...only what you can impact:)

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