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Stress Management

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stress Management 
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water?
 called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.

It depends on how long you try to hold it.

"If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

"In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management.

If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again."

When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. "

"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.

Don't carry it home.

You can pick it up tomorrow. 


Whatever burdens you're carrying now, 
 let them down for a moment if you can. "

"Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.

Life is short.

Enjoy it!

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life: 

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. 

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker. 

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. 

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
* Never buy a car you can't push.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on. 
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance. 

* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once 

* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp,
some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box . 
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. 

The Five Universal Rules to Happiness by Irsan Kao

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

There are a lot of rules to being happy. In fact, a lot of them apply in our daily lives. But when it all boils down to the basics, there are five rules that apply to everyone and everything in life. When applied, these rules will definitely bring happiness to us.
Rule 1: Free your heart from any hatred. The root of all evil is hatred. Having hatred in your life will only cause feelings that will destroy your spirituality. Hating doesn't serve us any purpose. And in return, it won't do anything to the people we hate. In fact, the only negative effect of it will be on us. It will make us feel low about our self and not the person we're hating. So, stop the hatred because it will do you no good.
Rule 2: Free your mind from worries. This might probably be the biggest challenge to a lot of people. We often worry a lot about things. We worry about our job. We worry about not having enough money. We worry about what tomorrow might bring. We worry about little things that don't need worrying about. What we need to do is take a moment to reflect whether it is doing us any good if we worry about theses things. If not, then do not worry about it. Worrying only attracts negative energy in our lives. And with theses negative energy, it will be hard to find happiness. Instead of worrying, it would be better if we focus our mind to the things we want. If we do that, we worry less.
Rule 3: Live a simple life. Let go of all the things you don't need in your life. Like Unnecessary drama or negative influences that you have. Take more time for yourself. Do the things you want to do. The things that you enjoy doing. Living simply might be hard to do in the busy world that you live in but if you learn to let go of the things that you don't need and the things that bring negativity into your life, you will realize how happier your life will be.
Rule 4: Give more. One of the most rewarding things that you can do is giving. It doesn't necessarily mean you give material things. We have a lot to give as a human being. We can give time to people who need it most. We can care for people who believe no one cares for them. The more you give, the more rewarding it is and the more happier you will feel.
Rule 5: Expect miracles. We all can dream and there are no limits to what we dream of. It's free to dream big! And top find real happiness, learn to expect that even your biggest dreams can come true. Expect miracles in your life to come true. Do the necessary things that you need to do and expect your dreams to become reality as you have worked hard for them. Just expect that they will come to you in the right time. Because everything happens in the exact moment and the right timing. Do not think negatively about your dreams not coming true because this will only bring negative feelings to yourself. Just wait and expect for the best. This will definitely increase your happiness.
Following these 5 simple rules will bring you a lot of happiness in your life. Just remember to take in all the positivity, as much as you can. And avoid all the negativity to truly find your way to true happiness.

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Building Low Self Esteem

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Many of us have low self esteem at one point in time or another. Self esteem situations affect people from all levels of belief, race, age, or sex. It is quite common indeed.
Improving on our low self esteem requires patience, willpower, dedication, steadfastness and firmness. Setbacks can happen as we try to build up our self esteem. These setbacks may appear in the form of not treating yourself humanely, or allowing others to treat you inadequately.
These setbacks can happen unexpectedly, and at times without you even being aware. When these setbacks do occur, it is important that you do not quit.
You may take two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself. A creative recovery is a healing process. You may slide backward. This is normal. In your course of action to build up self esteem, you must keep in mind that your low self esteem did not take place overnight. Low self esteem or sensitivities about yourself more often than not happens at a young age. It is usually a buildup of life experiences including the way you have been treated by others that helps to form your self esteem.
Due to the time taken to form your low self esteem, only with perseverance and time can you heal and correct those negativities. If you think you are unpleasant or lacking in brains, you will not be able to transform this overnight.
There are many techniques to aid beat low self esteem and improve on your self esteem. These strategies include new beliefs about yourself. You will need to find out how to feel better about yourself. You must also keep in mind that this learning takes time.
Low self esteem can generate negative experiences, sadness, nervousness, social anxiety, and a lack of enthusiasm. Having self esteem issues can confuse your life in a negative way and life will not be as joyful as you want it to be.
There are a lot of ways to build your self esteem and as such, you do not have to be in this world with low self value all through your life.
You can beat low self esteem over time with self help methods, individual and or group counseling,. Remember, however, that you must be tolerant and persevere in this course of action and not give up on yourself.
A fresh and healthier way of feeling about yourself will improve your life and bring you the pleasure and delight that you are worthy of. Just be patient with yourself, and you will improve on your low self esteem and feel better about yourself and your life.