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Dealing With Stress

Stress is always present, and is actually a necessary motivator … when used constructively.

There are also times when the stress levels are higher than at others … so having some tips to deal with stress are always useful.

Some years ago I came across a piece of paper titled The Journey of Life. I have no idea where it came from and so I hope I don’t offend anyone by republishing its content. Here is what is says …

Ten common sense principles for reducing stress in our lives
(95% of the stress in your life is self-induced)

1. Do not exaggerate the negative in your life.
2. Do not replay bad experiences over and over again.
3. Choose to function with a positive attitude whenever possible.
4. Learn to break out of your reactive modes.
5. Be aware of the quality of yourself talk.
6. Learn to create positive images in your mind when you face new challenges.
7. Learn to let things go.
8.Acceptthe things you cannot change.
9. Take ownership of your day before you leave home.
10.Neverlose your sense of humour.

Before I can take good care of anyone or anything, I must first take good care of myself!

It seemed like good advice to share!

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”   Robert Eliot