#FarrisStory: 'don't stress, it's not worth it, it will only makes things worse'

"I find the story that I was planning to share especially fitting now that I know the cigar band says 'don't borrow trouble' and where it came from.
My story is about a mentor, a talented teaching assistant who saw my stress and worry about a project that was coming due. When he saw my demeanor he said 'don't stress, it's not worth it, it will only make things worse.' Since then I've carried that with me, and when faced with stressful situations I don't stress. I realize that worrying will not affect the outcome; if anything it will make things worse.
Attached is a photo of the project I was working on, ironically enough I was stressing over creating a 'meditation space'." - Ron from Brooklyn, NY