Searching for a diagnosis? It could be more simple…
When I was in my darkest, most stressed-out days, I went to the doctor and got a prescription.
I went to the chiropractor and got an adjustment. I asked a therapist what was wrong with me.
I had headaches, backaches, stomachaches. Anger, frustration, and anxiety clouded my vision.
I blamed my parents. I blamed my job. I blamed my relationships.
Constantly looking outward for a solution or a cause to an internal problem (my thinking), nothing ever changed.
Even when I took the drugs, got the adjustment, rooted out the perceived “reason” for my dysfunction.
Nothing changed until I started sitting still. Until I start looking inward and discovered awareness.
With awareness we can take action. And action is the best way to get out of any sticky space.
What two steps towards more awareness can you take today?
Stress Release Tip
Get happy! A recent study showed that a genuine smile (one that engages the muscles around the mouth and the eyes), even if forced, caused lowered heart rate after a stressful event compared to those who didn’t smile. Now bring in the laugh factor, and you’re on your way to a stress-free day!
Let your mind settle on something you like — a food, a favorite shirt, whatever. Spend a few minutes noticing the feelings it arouses. Now choose a person you like. Let your emotions rise and fall. Turn to something negative for a while. Don’t try to reach any conclusion. Just note the quality of the emotion, with simple curiosity.
Quote From Adam
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
– Carl Jung
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