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Dealing With Stress

The first thing to say on this topic is that I am talking about the everyday stress we all experience.

I am NOT talking about mental health issues and would always advise people to seek professional help as needed.

Stress is always present in our daily lives.

In the business world it can actually be a motivator … when used constructively.

There are certainly 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 some advice entitled 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 your self talk.
6. Learn to create positive images in your mind when you face new challenges.
7. Learn to let things go.
8.Accept the things you cannot change.
9. Take ownership of your day before you leave home.
10.Never lose 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

Kevin Dee is the founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)

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I write these articles with the intent of sharing MY experience and knowledge gained during MY life journey. From the 16 year old joining the Royal Navy, through many incarnations, to the grey haired guy who built a business. If you find a nugget here, then I am happy. If the message offends you then I apologise, that was never my intent. I know and recognize there are many people and groups who have a far bigger challenge than I have had and I only wish you well.