A basic “not really” to the subject line question. Deep inside, we keep hoping for the stress in our daily grind to go away. Shouldn’t life be getting easier the older we get??? I tried to find some impressively overwhelming statistic on stress and anxiety. Then I thought – why should I? We all know it rears its ugly head in our lives.
Part of the challenge is many of us aren’t satisfied with the status quo, being average, or missing out on our true calling. I recently heard an interview with leadership expert and author Jon Maxwell. His wisdom helps shed some light on this subject: “Motion produces friction. Anything you are wanting to do of significance will be an uphill battle – always! Pursuing success makes life harder.”
Stress also comes when we are unprepared.
The workload at our new job is so much more than we anticipated.
The transmission goes out on our car and savings is at ground zero right now.
We start seeing cracks in the foundation of our home and our savings is at ground zero right now.
Our child comes to us with tears in their eyes saying, “I need to tell you something . . . “
The doctor reenters the room and with a serious tone and says, “I need to tell you something . . . “
And on and on and on it goes. In fact, speaker and author Christine Caine puts it this way: “Trials and tribulations do not look for a clear date on your calendar.”
So what do we do about stress? Throw up our arms in defeat and say “I give!” There are other choices. Stress can be a motivator for change. We can walk through it instead of attempting to go around it. We can face it instead of pretending it doesn’t exist. We can focus on solutions and what we can control. We can fill our minds with positive messages, hope, and faith.
To help you with filling your mind with positivity – I would like to send you a free resource I created called 31 Quotes to Destress Your Life. It is a full-color ebook packed with inspiration and hope to help you at the moment of your anxiety.
To receive the ebook just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (the auto connect wouldn’t work – please cut and paste this email address to your email provider)
and put in the subject line “destress”. Since I’m a one-man show and don’t have robots sending my email – the book might not instantaneously arrive – but it eventually will!!!