Reducing Stress at Work

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Since stress is the difference between the way things are and the way we think things should be, how do we reduce stress at work? One good first step is to ensure we are loving what we do. How can there be stress, even under deadlines and difficulties, if we are loving what we are […]

Stress and Acceptance

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Stress is the difference between the way things are and the way we think they should be. To have less stress, we merely accept as true what is true. Right?   In your corner, Mike PS: That does not mean we have to like or approve of what’s true. We may want to change things. […]

Success Is a Way, Not a Goal

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The sages tell us to have goals but not attach to them. They warn us that having too much focus on our goals comes from some subtle belief that achieving goals is difficult or impossible. That subtle belief promotes a struggle-laced busyness which makes goals difficult or impossible to achieve. But what to do instead? People who are successful […]

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Sleepless Nights

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When we wake up in the middle of the night worrying, when our chests are tight, guts are in a knot, or fists are clenched, when what we need to have happen fails (yet again) to happen, our buzz is low and we are focusing on the wrong things.  We are focusing on the details of who, […]

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Excuse This Interruption

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We interrupt your work day to bring you this special message. All that stress you’re running and all those tasks you’re doing right now? How’s that feeling? Right. It is awful. And how effective are you? Not as effective as you could be without the stress, yes? So, pause. Take this moment to just feel good. […]

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Stress Is…

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Stress is the difference between the way things are and the way we think they should be. This means that we can reduce stress by either changing the outside world or changing our perceptions. Both are valid approaches. We may think that changing our perceptions is hard to do. But it is waaaaaaaay easier to flip our […]

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Crazy Idea About Stress

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All of our (bad) stress comes from a single source: our attempts to force life to be a certain way. That tension we feel in our guts, chest, or back is the telltale. The funny thing is we can’t force anything or anyone to be any way. Nor do we need to. We are most […]

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How to Stress Well

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Stress is what we feel when we notice the gap between the way something is and the way we want it to be. Good stress is what happens when we feel neutral or good about this gap. Good stress drives us past our edge. It moves all of life towards more happiness, growth, and freedom. Bad […]