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Stress and Health Management

Posted on 03 October 2008

What we are talking about here…
You are a more highly complex piece of biological machinery than anything on this plane man has invented. More complex than the rocket that put the first people on the moon. More complex than the best computer system ever invented. More complex than the whole of the internet multiplied many times over.
And you still have the ability to keep it running or let it break down!
Why it is important…
I think we all know the answer to that one!
What you need to know…
“You are what you eat” so the saying goes.
What about “You are what you drink, see read, focus your mental effort on (pornography, obsession with work, partners, hobbies, vices, etc.)”

” where attention goes, energy flows” so… put your attention in the wrong places, put energy into it and you will end up in trouble one way or another. Focus on your next drug experience – and you will have your whole body negatively affected in the longer term. On the other hand, focus on staying fit and you will be fit.

It’s common sense folks, you can work out the simple truths for yourself.

Stress, on the other hand is different. Stress is about the way you feel as you respond to external and internal pressure being put on yourself. You can stress yourself out as well as external factors can. So how do you need to deal with it? First of all let’s be aware of the stress curve:

No stress = no drive = no result. Too much stress and you can’t function.

Next Steps…
Things have got to change! So let’s start by asking yourself these 3 simple questions:

  • What stresses me out?
  • What does it do to me – how does it make me feel?
  • What do I need to change myself and/or my situation to reduce my feelings of stress?
  • Who do I need to talk to about this?

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