Oct 7 - Is stress affecting your judgment or making you question things that you once appreciated or valued? The impact of stress on your well-being physically, emotionally, and mentally can cause doubt and confusion that is oftentimes displaced in ways you may not even realize. What was once valued and appreciated, you allow stress to distort, causing you to rationalize that even the good things in your life are not as good as you thought. What was once a source of confidence for you becomes infiltrated with doubt, causing you to question what you are doing and why you are doing it. Instead of allowing stress to take control, take charge of your well-being by putting your stressors into perspective. Don’t let what has been good and valuable be tainted by stress. Allow these things to empower your ability to overcome and take charge of your stress.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to the joy you can feel amidst the stress that you are experiencing. Typically, stress happens because of what was unexpected, unanticipated or what feels like is unending. What was unexpected or unanticipated? What feels like it is never-ending? Now think back to just prior to any of these stress trigger points. What was happening that you were excited about? What was occurring that you valued and were truly grateful to have in your life? Who have you been grateful to have in your life or at work? Now embrace the reality of what is still in your life that brings you this joy, gratitude, and contentment. If you have lost sight of the good things, or even allowed your stress to negatively impact these positive areas of your life, take this to heart and take positive action. Reach out and embrace the good in your life in people, activities, and moments that enrich your spirit. When you come from a place of joy and appreciation, you are better able to conquer stress and move confidently forward.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
“Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,