The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do to Make Your Workday Less Stressful
What I’ve learned over the years is that stress needs more than management. There are great techniques for dealing with pressure at work.
Haven't we learn the hard way that our anger often derives from frustrated expectations? This leaves us with the following question: what shall we STOP expecting from others to avoid unnecessary frustration?
I became a big fan of notorious TV Series "Californication". I won't go deep into my subjective thoughts on why this show is bad or good, let's put it plainly, it made me wonder even more: Why Do Women Like Bad Boys?
I wish I’d found a better way to manage my insomnia early in life. I can say this now because recently my attempts to improve my sleep have met with fair success. But in the years when I was prone to ferocious bouts of insomnia, the way out of my predicament was a mystery.
When you think of the phrase 'letting go', it conjures up all sorts of images, thoughts and feelings doesn't it?
Freedom, free falling, a sigh of relief, moving forwards, uncertainly - all kinds of things. Learning to know how and when to let go has been a big one for me. Letting go ultimately enables me to stress less, sleep more, feel free and just 'be'. It also brings up fear and uncertainty but for me, that's much better than the stress, angst and anxiety of clinging on.
The thing about letting go is that in today's society we're not really conditioned to embrace it.
It's all about being proactive and making stuff happen. Also, as someone building a business, there are many things I need to do and goals to achieve and 'letting go' doesn't really support that notion of work, work, work until you succeed! However, what I have found - in all areas of life actually, is that by letting go you let in all the things that in some weird, mystical or mysterious way, work for you so that all that graft doesn't feel quite so much like the 'sweat, blood and tears' we apparently need to endure to get things done.
Do you feel stuck? Would you like to make a change but feel trapped? Feeling this way is a natural & normal part of life, but it can wither our spirit and sap our energy and vitality. The key to breaking free and moving forward is simple: don’t wait for the change, create it.
I spent many years trying to fit in, doing what I thought I should, conforming to society’s norms, though, it didn’t make me happy. When I hit 30 I decided there must be more to life than this and went in search of happiness. I left my top corporate job, my relationship of 7 years, my home, possessions and my country.
It’s the oldest story in the world: Love is gained, it blooms and then it fades out or is squashed by outside forces. It’s always a learning experience and sometimes lost love can be tragic, visceral and all encompassing. As painful as it may feel at the time, it is a lesson that is acting upon each of us in ways that we can’t always see in the heat of the moment.
If eternal bliss; total peace and contentment; were as easy as sitting down to one or two meditation practices, I think the secret would be out by now, and we’d all be in Nirvana. But it’s not; it’s a practice. And most of the things that matter to us in life are just that – a practice..!