I believe that the answers are always there. I just have to OPEN my eyes, my mind, and my heart to see.
My day job has been stressful this week.
I’ve been feeling overwhelmed, and frustrated that I haven’t used my time at home as effectively as I had planned.
I know that I am responsible for how I feel; that it’s all in how I react (or better stated, don’t react) to the events that come into my life.
This morning I stumbled over two posts that reminded me of this.
The first, by wise woman Lis, was a reminder that every moment in this life is precious. And I know this. I just needed a well written reminder.
The second was an analysis of how I’m allowing the stress to build on itself at work through my lack of taking action to reduce it. What I took away from Karen’s post is this:
- Stress inhibits self-reflection and self-awareness.
- When things don’t go as expected, I tend to stress, which makes my higher-thinking shut down.
- When I stress and can’t think, I feel rushed. I tend to make things more important and urgent then they are.
- Creating an environment where I can think again is the most important crucial first step.
- I believe that stress does not serve me.
- I’m all about getting rid of things that don’t serve me.
I’m always delighted at how the right words appear in answer to the questions I didn’t know I was asking.
Life is good!