I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Controlling stress

on March 16, 2013

Signature:baed3687aecc9fc02b05e033f52ab04b5ac34144c6f0702c4e0cfe36f9d34041Since it isn’t possible to eliminate stress from life, it is important that we learn how to control it.   Stress can actually give you positive energy, which can benefit you on your journey to becoming more confident.  It is important to determine what causes the stress in your life and learn ways to minimize or eliminate it.  When you are stressed, try the following STRESS method:

S top what you are doing.

T ake note of the situation in your journal or notebook.  Outline what is causing stress in your life.

R eview your notes.  Do this later on in the day when you are not so emotional or you won’t see the situation clearly.

E valuate your reaction.  Was it proper, logical, realistic?

S ituation – can it be changed, minimized or eliminated.  Yes  No  How?

S et-up a plan of action for the next time this situation comes up.  Write it down to help you remember it.

Every day, write down your stressful situations in your journal or notebook.  Use the above STRESS method as a guideline.

What situation causes the most stress in your life?

How do you react in this situation?

Is it possible to change, minimize or eliminate this situation?     Yes      No    How?

Could you change your reaction to the situation?         Yes      No     How?


Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.  ~Bill Phillips

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.   ~Richard Carlson

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.  ~Lily Tomlin
Give your stress wings and let it fly away. ~Terri Guillemets

Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.  ~Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

God didn’t do it all in one day.  What makes me think I can?  ~Author Unknown

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


One response to “Controlling stress

  1. Thanks for this post on stress. I continually try to ease the stress in my life, but it is an on-going battle, it seems. I enjoyed reading the quotes as well.

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