No one’s life is perfect and more often than not, you’ll have some bumps in the road. And while some bumps may in fact be huge rocks, I find that a lot of the time I can make a situation out to be a bigger deal than it really is. I often find myself doing this when a new problem has just arisen and I’m completely overwhelmed by how hard this will be to overcome. But when I’m feeling this way I try to take a step back and tell myself something that I’ve found myself sharing with countless other friends that are going through a stressful situation. I think to myself that a situation is only as big of a deal as I make of it. Whatever has happened has happened so going forward, you can decide how much thought you give it. Now obviously every situation is different and some situations may call for more action from you, but that doesn’t change the fact that you can make the action as big of deal or as small of a deal as you want. After all, if it’s not going to matter in 5 year, don’t spend more than 5 minutes being upset about it now.