Stressed Out? Try Outsourcing The Small Stuff

On a road trip last week, I noticed the car ahead of me kept changing speed: One minute it was going faster, the next minute, slower. I took a deep breath, focused for a few moments on how to transcend traffic, and tapped my brake pedal to turn off cruise control.After another 5 minutes of this craziness, I decided to pass the car–one less stressful thing for me to deal with. In fact, knowing that stress literally shrinks your brain, I’m always looking for simple ways to reduce stress in my life. I want my ideas to be growing, not shrinking.As I passed the car I thought, Why don’t they just use their cruise control? Then they wouldn’t need to worry about their speed. Why don’t they just “outsource it”?Over…


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