Tag: stress management

It’s your choice

In life we make choices daily. Some are minor choices like, what to shoes wear, or what to eat for lunch. Others are major choices like, what career field to follow, or who to marry.  For many people there can be some stress around the major choices. This is to be expected. For some people…
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Tips to reduce holiday stress

One of my favorite quotes is from #DaveRamsey, when he’s talking about people using credit cards “for emergencies” and they consider buying Christmas presents an “emergency” because they put it off and forgot to save. Seems like Christmas sneaked up on them.  Dave says, “Christmas comes on the same date every year.” No, I’m not going…
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Take the lesson

We’ve all heard about “life lessons” and how we could/should react to them.  Usually, when we refer to having learned a lesson, it is in regards to something unpleasant.  We seldom have a great success or a pleasant event and say, “Well, I learned a lesson in that experience.”  Right?  (Although, maybe we should.) When…
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Sing it out

I came across the stat that said Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen, was the number one sing along song in the country last year. Some recent posts I’ve made about different ways to release stress included listen to music and I mentioned singing along with it.  Besides helping reduce stress, singing can: Improve your mood Improve…
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It’s your life, live it.

It’s your life, live it. So many things come into my mind with this title. It started with this comment from John Hagee Ministries, “Two groups of people exist: those who make good and those who make excuses. When we blame someone else for our failure, we empower that person to control us. If we…
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Meaningful Purpose

I often work with an elementary school principal who finishes her morning announcements with, “Make it a great day – on purpose.” I love this so much I often share that sentiment with my 8th-grade granddaughter. It’s a wonderfully encouraging statement, and it puts the responsibility for how a person’s day goes right in their…
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Not my band vs. Not my monkey

Did I ever tell you the story of the day I was volunteering in the kitchen at a church, serving a now very big-name band? The band shall remain nameless; they were not a big name at the time.  They were doing a tour with two other bands and playing at our church. Coming through…
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The Longest Winter

It’s that time of year again, Winter. It seems like every year holds the longest winter ever. A few lucky folks are in a location of year-round pleasant weather, but for the rest of us it gets chilly this time of year, and for some of us it’s bitterly cold. Add overcast and dreary and…
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Frustrating Choices

I think we can all say we’ve yelled at a recorded message before, and that’s okay. It’s a recording. We didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, and we probably felt better afterward. Everyone gets frustrated from time to time. The question is, “How do you handle that frustration?” This then leads us to a few other questions.…
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Emotional Rollercoasters

I know several people who seem to be up and down, emotionally, throughout the course of a single day – and in any given week, they run the full gamut of emotions and are just all over the board. It seems that these folks are responding to every situation in their lives. The way they…
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