How to Deal With Stress the Eric Dierker way.
Flowing waters immediately reduce stress, why?
Do not get rid of stress manage it and use it!
Excuse me readers but there is nothing simple about stress and it is not omnipresent in life. And chronic stress means we cannot deal with it and that is all.
Let cooler minds debunk this notion that stress is a boogeyman. I tell you that it is our friend always, sometimes we just do not take the time to realize it. Here are some real life realities about stress. Our team knows stress and we will share some stress with you and then you go and decide if you have stress.
I was in a world of hurt in a bad place.
I volunteered in Mexico City to work with some health care providers to go to a dump and inoculate some children that lived there. We provided tetanus shots and that was all. But we found malaria, diphtheria, probably cholera and all kinds of dysentery and flu. A mother came to me carrying an infant who was dead she was in the line for shots for tetanus. As she handed me the child that was still warm from the mother and not it's own life I held it in one arm and embraced her with the other. She chanted in her illiterate Spanish "tu tiene paseo" which meant "you have it pass".
Now brothers and sisters I do not tell you this tale to make you weep. I tell it to make you stronger. For that was a moment of stress, real stress. Do you really have stress? And yet in that moment of "letting it pass" there was no more stress and only a surrender that was a serenity and a total lack of stress.
Where are they in such a hurry to go to?
There was a man with 3 children that was diagnosed to die.
The family doc had him meet him at another family members' home. The news was too much to take alone. The doc hemmed and hawed and got down to it. You see the man had been suffering these horrendous abdominal attacks for two months without diagnosis. Finally the man had sought out a great diagnostician and had flown to see him. That doctor immediately told him to get back home and tests and scans were taken to confirm.
The family doc had to tell the father of 3 that he had 3 months maybe less to live. Now that was stress for the family and the family doc. So be it. But it was not stress for the man. Now at last it was do or die. And the man decided right then that it was a "doable" recovery.
Now tell me again about how much stress you have. Please I have to know it is really important.
Storms are made to be weathered.
Then there was the man on the top of the mountain.
There was too much snow. And there was too much fog. And there was too much snow falling. The man was in the starting gate of a mile long downhill speed run. It was critical to the man to have a good performance, in fact his career hung in the balance. But you could only see about ten feet in the snowy conditions. The officials called it. But left the decision to run up to the man in the gate. The stress was palpable and the man was young and did not handle it well. He decided to go. He never made it to the bottom alive.
Now that is stress and stress got to the player and the player lost. Now I ask you again, how much stress do you have?
What do you think?
Do you have unbearable stress
Turn it around, you are the master of stress
Roll up them sleeves and get to work.
Whatever causes you stress --- get into it. You are the master for stress is not an outside job it is an inside controllable function of your life and your life is awesome. If you are reading this you are on a journey and that journey has one pilot and that pilot is you. Steer your craft and be in control. You own your destiny and it is bright and full of wonder.
You do not have problems, problems are not a "thing" they are a way of looking at things. You are the master of your vision and your vision must be of a victor and not a victim. You may not be in control of all things but no one is in control of you. You are exclusively your own domain.
Now let us go find that stress Yahoo!
Let us look at the flip side. Stress is really a kissing cousin of fear. That psycho babble explanation above has a good point. It is about fight or flight and we really cannot change that. It is my hope that the concepts above help us to see that we have a choice and that choice is to use it or lose it. We really cannot run and hide. We really do have to deal with stress and I think we can do it well.
Just a little prayer to that great deceiver known as stress.
Oh impostor stress please motivate me to finding solutions and conquering my fears. Bring forth the problems of the day and let me overcome them so that I gain in my own inner power and gather strength from each obstacle. Bring it on and let me be better for my stress.
Well I hope that helped a bit.
I think you deserve to overcome stress, you have earned it!
Hopefully you get the idea of how I would react to the stress of you stealing my stuff.
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