I've read the book "The subtle art of not giving a fuck" by Mark Manson. Two things really stuck with me:
1. How someone can use the word "fuck" a zillion times on a page, and everything still makes sense and is actually helpful.
2. How we'll never get rid of problems.
You can solve one problem, and soon after the next one will pop up. It's a never-ending cycle. But somehow, we believe we have the power to solve all problems until the end of time, that we'll be problem free forever as soon as we have solved this one last ...
It's not going to happen! We'll be much better off when we accept this truth.
What we CAN do is choose which problems we want to solve. When I was working in a corporate job, I had clients throw problems at me all day, and I had to deal with them asap. I got tired of doing that. Now, as a freelancer, I chose to have a different set of problems. For example, how do I find clients, how to deal with a client who asks for a discount, etc. So far, I actually enjoy dealing with those problems. Solving them gives me energy instead of draining it.
Which problems can you trade to be better off?