Thursday, April 17, 2008

About me: stress


"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts." -- Wayne Dyer

Something we do all face from time to time - stress!

What stresses you out most?
What stressful thoughts have dominated your thinking recently ?
What could you do to limit these thoughts and reduce the stress in your daily life?
Have you overcome stress in the past - how did you do it?

It's important to have both short-term and long-term ways to combat stress - and first of all, to be aware of one's own symptoms and triggers. Insomnia and illness are two of the big symptoms for me, and triggers include being out of control - lack of control over my work calendar, for example, or a stressful situation with a building project in the house which I can't seem to affect. Short-term ways to deal with stress include having a fragrant hot bath, chocolate (of course) and going to visit beautiful places.

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