Take a break!

It helps occasionally to stop all thoughts (the chattering of worries, anticipations, etc. in your head) and then once more refreshingly march bravely on.

Bruce Lee

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Coping with stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

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Value the moment

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.

H. G. Wells

I really like this one!

In our busy lifes we tend to forget to pause every once in a while and just embrace the moment. Embrace fresh air, a beautiful sky, the people around you, a cup of tea, or whatever it is. Embrace your work, embrace your pain, because it makes you feel alive, embrace whatever emotion you are feeling right now.

Take the time to feel alive every once in a while!

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Remember to put the glass down!

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if your think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.

 

With this in mind, enjoy your weekend!

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Choose happiness

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

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Advice for stressful times

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

Lily Tomlin

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Stress is not bad

No pressure, no diamonds.

Mary Case

Simple yet profound: Stress and pressure help you forming character and becoming an awesome human being. Don’t back out!

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