Reducing Stress In Your Life
We all feel stress at some point in our life, and stress can be good for us. It propels us to perform at higher levels and helps us achieve our goals. However, stress can also create challenges when we let it get out of control. It can create a feeling of despair and failure. Take control of your life by taking control of stress. Here are some simple steps to help you manage stress.
Strive for Excellence: When we settle for mediocrity, we create an environment where we lose control of our lives, creating more stress.
Think Positive: Positive thoughts give you the power to move forward, to create positive outcomes. Negative thinking always drives you backwards.
Restore Yourself: Have more balance in your life. Some rest and relaxation of both mind and body are essential in handling stress.
Exercise Mind & Body: Eat the right foods, exercise regularly, think the right thoughts, and walk the right paths.
Seek Out: The good things in life. Always look for the good and positive in people and situations.
Survive Stress: You can when you have learned to handle it.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “stress-free” life. However, if you master the simple steps outlined above, you will make stress work for you, not against you. As a result, life will be more enjoyable, you will achieve more and, best of all, become more likable.
Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing tobacco and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says, “Think I’m gonna divorce the wife. She ain’t spoke to me in over two months.” Earl takes a long, slow sip of beer and says, “Better think it over…women like that are hard to find.”
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“If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.”
Upon noticing that a passenger had been smoking in the bathroom, a Stewardess. “I’m sorry, sir,” she said, “but you’re not allowed to smoke on the plane. If you want to smoke again, please step outside!”
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Don’t initiate changes that could affect your reputation. However, make adjustments as needed in your home environment.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Advancement at work will develop through the year’s balance. Romantic connections will happen through social functions.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Review and update essential documents as needed. Seek out the information you need to stabilize your work environment.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Overtime will add to your financial security. A good time to initiate communications. Ask for help if needed.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Show love and compassion when dealing with loved ones. Work-related stress could be troublesome at home.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: You tend to exaggerate. Be sure it’s not at the expanse of someone you care about. Think before you speak.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Minor health problems could result if you take on more than you can handle. Refrain from financial transactions.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The first few days will be somewhat emotional. After which, there is a good time for your career plans.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Focus on fitness, doing things with children and fun social gatherings. Keep your future plans to yourself.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Avoid erratic behaviour at work. Opportunities to improve your love-life present themselves. Keep on smiling.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Emotional difficulties will happen if you let them. Keep active with friends and associates. Don’t be alone.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Boost morale at work by having a little fun. Listen to associates and offer them some motivation. Stay Positive.
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— Nothing was in place to stop things from falling through a thatched roof into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom, where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Beds with big posts at the corners and a sheet fastened to each post afforded some, but not complete, protection from invasion from above.
— The phrase “sleep tight” derives from the fact that early mattresses were filled with straw and held up with rope stretched across the bed frame. Over time the ropes would sag and need to be tightened. As a result, a “tight sleep” was a comfortable sleep.
An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighbourhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their school. It was not locked, so they entered and
found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved “I love you, Sally.” On their way home, a bag of money fell out of an armoured truck, landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money, fifty thousand dollars! Andy said, “We’ve got to give it back.” Sally said, “Finders – keepers.” She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic. Two police officers, canvassing the neighbourhood looking for the money the next day, knocked on their door. “Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armoured car yesterday?” Sally said, “No.” Andy said, “She’s lying. She hid it in the attic.” Sally said, “Don’t believe him. He’s getting senile.” The officers turned to Andy and began to question him. Finally, one said: “Tell us the story from the beginning.” Andy said, “Well when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday…”
The police officer turned to his partner and said, “We’re outta here!”
Worry is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.