Welcome back to another edition of Find The Good Friday, a weekly newsletter where we share one resource, one inspiring quote, one quick tip, and one find the good story to help you find the good this upcoming week.

Our goal is to help you get through the good and the bad days, the ups and the downs, and anything else that stands between you and a smile on your face.

This week's focus: How the 5x5 rule can improve your mental health.

Let’s get to it!

This Week's Resource

How to Stop Worrying About the Small Things in Life

If you’re anything like me, you probably tend to worry about even the tiniest of things a bit too much.

Whatever small inconvenience or subtle thing that grinds your gears... you might spend wayyyyy longer than you should thinking about it (I know I do).

But there are a few things you can do to stop worrying about the small, unimportant things that may be troubling you.

Read on to learn how you can stop worrying about the small things in life so you can start focusing on what’s actually important.

This Week's Quote

“Life’s too short to worry about the little things. Enjoy what you have today, not what you might get tomorrow.”
Sarah Dessen | American Novelist 

This Week's Quick Tip

Truth is, we often worry too much about things that don’t deserve our energy and attention.

Has something ever happened to you and you end up stressing about it for what seems like forever, only to look back and think: “Now, why was I even worried about that small thing to begin with?”

Yeah... me too (much more than I’d like to admit).

Luckily, there’s a simple technique you can use when you come across instances like these. It’s called the 5x5 rule, and here’s how it works:

Whenever something happens to you, pause and ask yourself if it will matter five years from now. If the answer is no, then give yourself a max of five minutes to worry and stress and feel all those negative emotions... then move on.

I’ve been using this technique recently and, let me tell you, it’s helped a ton.Try it out for yourself next time you’re feeling anxious or worried and let me know how it goes.

This Week's Find The Good Story

This week’s find the good story is from Mary. Hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us!

“Therapy truly helped me find the good. Accepting what is doesn’t mean you have to agree with it!

Accepting things the way they are is just a starting point to choose where to go from there. Positive and negative things always exist. We get to choose which one we focus on.

I never realized it was that simple. Our brains are wired to focus on negative because of survival. However, we just need a few more seconds and skills to also see the good everywhere, too!”

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Talk next week,
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August 04, 2023 — Connor Flynn

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