I Got a New Attitude

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Stress. What’s the point? Think about the last time you were stressed out about something. Did stressing about it help the situation at all? Did it solve the problem? More than likely, it did not. In fact, stress can make the problem worse. Stress can cause tension and anxiety in the body. It can also cause irritability and moodiness. It is best to be calm when facing trouble. Just because you have a situation doesn’t mean the situation should have you.

We live in a culture of caffeine, over achievers and the deadly fear of failure. America needs to relax. Take some time to breathe and enjoy life. Success, dedication and commitment are all great qualities but how beneficial is it in the long run for us to constantly be on the run? Our mind, body and soul need a break too. Once you adapt this new attitude I guarantee you will feel light, free and much happier.

After weeks of experiencing your new found joy, don’t fret if life throws you a curve ball. Think of it as a test. Don’t let anything disrupt your serenity. Yes, it is easier said than done. However, don’t be so quick to be defeated.

Some things are out of our control. We must learn to live with that fact. We cannot control everything. Stress is not our friend. It is our enemy.

So today promise yourself that you will embrace a life of positivity. Promise yourself that you will no longer become easily overwhelmed. Promise yourself that you will take time to breathe. After all, all we have left after we remove all of the burdens and stress in our lives is life. It is a life worth enjoying.


  • Tamara Jackson was born in Houston, TX and raised in Buffalo, NY. At an early age, she realized her love for words. She began writing poetry which evolved into songs, then skits, then plays, then screenplays. Currently, Tamara is a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design where she is working towards her MFA in performing arts. She is writing her first book. (Update: She graduated from SCAD in 2012).

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