The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. ~Wayne Dyer
I choose love not the false belief of stress but sometimes life gets the better of me. It’s no secret that we are more at peace when we free ourselves from random uncontrollable events, a mind at peace is stronger than one that is at war. The thought process should always focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t do.
Lately, I’ve been suffering from self-imposed stress. The stress of not knowing what to do next. The stress of actually not having enough to do. Don’t get me wrong, I do have a ‘9-5er’ but that’s just repetitious work. Repetitious in the sense that it’s all instructive procedures. There’s no imagination or creativity to it. This may sound strange to you, but the fact of not stretching my brain power can be more stressing than beneficial. So I do my best to keep the vacant hours after work occupied by controlling my thought process instead of letting it go haywire with worthless random thoughts.
Some changes that can also help clear stress from your life:
1. Put your fears in perspective.
2. Accept that a positive outcome is always tangible.
3. Stay centred by an outlet for your anger and anxiety. Kick a box if you have to, just make sure it’s empty!
4. Occupy every waking moment of your day. Spend a few hours reading, meditating or taking a walk fill your day so that when you head hits the pillow at night you will feel a sense of accomplishment.
5. Finally, get over your addiction to news and current events. There are people out there who seem to be addicted to bad news and gossip.
This isn’t a ‘to-do’ list, it’s a ‘to be considered’ list. No one is perfect and everyone have their special way of dealing with stress because it’s something not easily managed in this fast-paced life of traffic jams, deadlines, running the rat race and dealing with personalities opposite to our own.
Remember a mind at peace is stronger than one that is at war. Whatever brings peace and stillness into your life. Do It!
©Etta D. Richards