On Wednesday afternoon, before the predicted snow of Thursday and Friday, i planted my banana tree outdoors near the back door, in the semi-shade of the north side of the house.
You know what happened.
The question is: Did i suffer?
Did you stress out in reading this little vignette? Did you have an opinion? Or make up a story?
I “knew” that the temperature would be above freezing. (It went down to 37 degrees.)
So, i wasn’t stressed. I tell this story as a joke on myself because i want you to notice the relief of tension. Snow! Oh no! Whew! Everything’s okay, after all.
It is possible to have no story and no opinion. No judgment. And therefore no stress.