Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy thoughts for a stress-free life

Life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. The bills aren’t going to stop coming anytime soon, there will never be enough hours in the day for all your errands, and your career or family responsibilities will always be demanding. It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about your stress level. But you have a lot more control than you might think. Managing stress is all about taking charge of your thoughts and emotions.

One way to prevent or reduce your level of stress is to turn away from negative stress-building thoughts and concentrate on positive stress busting ways of thinking. The moment negative thoughts come into mind, replace them with positive thoughts or when negative thoughts enter the mind, turn your thoughts into prayer.


Stress builder thought: I’ll never get this project in on time.”
Stress-Buster thought: If I stay focus and take it one step at a time, I’ll make steady process.” OR “I can do all things through God who strengthens me.”

How you think can have a profound effect on your emotional and physical well-being. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. If you see good things about yourself, you are more likely to feel good; the reverse is also true. Eliminate words such as "always," "never," "should," and "must." These are telltale marks of self-defeating thoughts.

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