Week Highlights: 7/19 to 7/23
This week all my posts focused on stress. For your convenience – just in case you missed one – all the posts are listed below with links.
“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.” Andrew Bernstein, Philosopher
I hate the expression, ‘stress management’. I get stressed when people tell me to relax. Thick books about managing stress make my belly hurt.
Not all stress is bad.
3 QUESTIONS THAT RESOLVE STRESS QUICKLY (Most viewed post of the week)
- What’s the worst that could happen.
- What would you like to do about that?
- How much does this matter?
Sometimes stress is a screaming monkey that belongs to someone else.
4 people with a monkey ownership addiction:
- Helpful Helen.
- Compassionate Charlie.
- Brilliant Buford.
- Imaginative Ida.
Stress is made by voices in your head, not circumstances, people, or events you dread.
The false safety of inaction prolongs the agonies of life.
Dr. Seuss believed the waiting place was the most useless place.
Two factors influence your response to stressful situations – who you are and learned strategies.
Good people respond poorly to stress because they haven’t learned any better.