Imagine if your only personal belonging on this earth was a small plastic bag with one opening. Imagine if you could fill it with anything you wanted. The question to ask yourself is what would I fill it with? Even though the choices are infinite, they really boil down to just two categories…would you fill it with something valuable, or would you fill it with something worthless?
Your body is a lot like that plastic bag…and you can fill it with absolutely anything you want. So, obviously you want to fill it with something valuable – something you can use, something vital to your well-being. Well, guess what? People are doing the exact opposite and choosing to fill their bodies with stress.
99% of stress comes from our perception of what we think will happen if we do or don’t do something. It enters our body through our widest and most powerful opening: our mind. And although some stress is normal for our growth and development, constant stress leads to a breakdown of both your mind and body. That’s why it’s so critical for us to be able to deal with stress effectively.
The best way to deal with stress is to confront it by dealing with your own perceptions and your own shortcomings in that area of life. We rarely can change the events that happen to us in life. Life happens. However, dealing with yourself in a stressful situation allows you to grow, and develop into the person you need to be to have the things you want.
Physical exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress. And you don’t have to be a fitness junkie to do physical exercise. Simply taking a walk or doing some stretching is a key way to relieve stressful points in the body. Now on the other hand…if you happen to be a fitness junkie, I highly recommend checking out http://www.wearemotivatorrs.com!
Remember, stress enters through our minds, and as we control our thinking we control the most power resource we have. As we control our thinking – we control our stress. How do we control our thinking? By asking ourselves questions:
- What exactly am I stressed about?
- Why am I stressed about it?
- What is the most productive way for me to handle this stressful situation?
By focusing on the right questions to ask yourself, you automatically put your mind in the right state to get yourself out of the situation you have been placed in. 99% of stress is not valuable to us. However, growth is very valuable to us. Use the 1% of stress to grow, make the choice to do without the rest.
Remember, if life is stressful, it’s because in your mind you’ve created a stressful life.
~Be Inspired and Live You!
-Coach Dwayne L.
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