Is it worth the stress?
That’s a question I’d never asked myself, until recently. Is it worth the money? I’ve asked that question of myself hundreds of times. It is worth the effort? Likewise.
But is it worth the stress? Never.
Life will always involve stress. It’s as inevitable as death and taxes. Sometimes it’s the internal pressure we put on ourselves to do more and reach further. They’re the kind of stressors we have some measure of control over.
Other times it’s external – stressors like Auspost losing your passport mere days before you’re due to go overseas* – that can make your life miserable.
Just ask yourself “Is the stress I’m feeling now worth it? Does it serve my purpose?”
Some things are worth the pressure. Some things just aren’t – and they’re the ones that kill you.