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Unnecessary Stress-mess
7/6/2020 12:44:42 PM by: C.L. Lawrence

        Let’s talk about stress. Yes, even in a time like this when the subject would seem to be a no brainer. We’re in the worst pandemic that the greater number of the population around the world has never seen in our lifetime. The last major worldwide pandemic lasted from 1918 – 1920.

        We’re a few short months away from a national election that has even the children’s teeth on edge. America is struggling with the great pain and social unrest due to racism, profound moral and legal injustice against its own citizens, epic level of unemployment and economic uncertainty. That’s stating it mildly, yet, this blog dares to ask you to consider the subject of stress.

        We’ve all heard the term, “manage stress.” How do you manage something that seems to attach itself in some way to everything in life? How do you manage something that clearly seems omnipresent and uncontrollable? Stress is a killer, the cause of diseases on all levels, depression, …. Stress robs you of your peace of mind.

Short Story: I’m an animal lover. While growing up I brought home strays of every kind; dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, birds when I could catch one. You name it, I’d bring it home. My mother said, “Carol, you just can’t bring everything home.”

        That’s what I want to say to you this week. Not just in this enormously crazy stressful time, but even in the best of times. You just can’t bring everything home. You cannot fix everything and worry fixes nothing. It’s true, some stressful issues you may be unable to avoid, but consider them on a case by case basis. Don’t just accept stress as a way of life. You don’t need to have an opinion about everything. You don’t need to hear about everyone’s troubles or the neighbor’s issues as a subject of  “do nothing” conversation. You must protect your peace of mind and no one will do that for  you except you.

Here’s the Golden Rule of the Low Stress Life:

Don’t make the project (matter, issue, the crap) more important to you

than it is to the one to whom it belongs.

        Not every stress belongs to you. You can get yourself all worked up and stressed out over someone else’s issue because you want the best for them, or you want things to work out for them. You drain yourself of mental energy stressing and sabotage your peace over that which is not yours.

        This is a time like no other when you need to get a grip on your life and the way in which you handle it. I invite you to join me on Tuesday evenings for my online spirituality and faith group gathering wherein I talk about how the simplicity of spirituality can govern your life and bring you to a place of peace and prosperity. See the information below.

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Dr. Don From At 7/6/2020 11:09:18 AM

Thanks ZseZse, I needed that Word, as we attempt to navigate our lives through these unprecedented times. Blessings upon your life. #Dr.Don

 

 


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