Here are some great ways to reduce your stress… Thanks Panacea for a great blog…
Originally posted on PANACEA:
You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated. Sometimes you need to put your foot down. Needless tolerance can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively. Here are some suggestions on how to say no to stress by avoiding or stop tolerating some or all of these situations in your life:
- Negative thinking. What do you typically think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths or your weaknesses? The best that could happen or the worst that might come to be? Pay attention to your self-talk. Because maybe, just maybe, the only thing that needs to shift in order for you to experience more happiness, more love, and more success, is your way of thinking. The sun is always shining on some part of your life. Your mind is your sacred space. You can close the windows and darken your space, or you can open the windows and let light in. It’s your choice.
- Other people’s negativity. You do not have control over what others say and do; but you do have control over whether or not you will allow them to say and do these things to you. You alone can deny their poisonous words and actions from invading your heart and mind. If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself. Remember, if you do not respect your sacred inner space, no one else will either.
- Inaction. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing; growing happens when what you know changes how you live. You can’t change anything or make any sort of progress by sitting back and thinking about it. The best time to start is now.
- Dishonesty. Don’t be dishonest and don’t put up with people who are. Inner peace is being able to rest at night knowing you haven’t used or taken advantage of anyone to get to where you are in life. Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Period.