Beyond Stress Management: More Happiness, Love and Success
We begin here with three powerful tips that you can start to use without having to set aside any extra time. There is no reason why you can’t begin right away.
In fact, you’re not likely to succeed if you delay. If you want to turn stress into happiness and success, this is a great place to start.
As you read these tips, think of the easiest changes you can make that will produce the best results. Also these tips are excerpted from our FREE ebook Down with Stress and Up with Love & Happiness.
1. Make feeling good (happiness) your primary focus and enjoy each day.
Effort you exert to achieve or improve anything when you are feeling bad is a waste of time and energy. It simply won’t work. Stress can only create more stress, which means the key is in the turn around.
You can start to turn things around right now by recalling one of the happiest moments of your life and feeling now what you felt then. Describe it to yourself, maybe even aloud.
Recalling this time should make you feel good now. You may also notice that when you re-experience this happy moment, every cell in your body feels more alive!
To make the most of this idea, add some emotional intensity to your positive feelings. Get excited about feeling good. Continue to recall this happy moment and others like it often and watch a smile come over your face.
2. Look at things more objectively, like an impartial observer or detective.
We can all learn from these words of wisdom from the French philosopher Michel Montaigne:
“A man is not hurt so much by what happens as by his opinion of what happens.”
Put yourself in the place of another impartial person and notice how different things look. You can increase your self-awareness and learn a lot about yourself this way.
You may also find it helpful to view situations through the eyes of a highly successful person you admire. Looking through the eyes of overcomers like Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra can give you a new perspective on any situation. How might they
respond to your situation? Would they whine and complain? Would they give up? You may notice that you can draw on their strength and feel better right away.
3. Go with the flow and cooperate with the things you can’t change.
This is very practical, powerful, and in the long run essential to your success. Your natural state is well-being on all levels – body, emotions, mind and spirit. Resistance to what is reduces your well-being and causes stress.
The more you stop resisting what is, the better you feel and the more easily you can move in the direction of your dreams.
This reminds us of the life-changing Serenity Prayer:
“God grant me the serenity
to accept things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
If this little prayer brightens your spirits as it does ours, write it down, post it where you can see it often, memorize it, and repeat it to yourself when you find yourself resisting what is. It will retrain your mind to respond in a positive way.
Go with the flow. This will reduce your day-to-day stress dramatically and life will become much more enjoyable.
And of course EFT tapping is a fantastic way to remove stress.
Actually, using tips like those above and the EFT Technique will take you beyond stress management, into the more desirable realms of love, happiness and success.
FROM “HOW?” TO “WOW!”
You don’t need to settle for stress and suffering.Want less stress and more happiness, love and success?
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