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Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing. A confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
-- Goethe
 

 

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Get ok

One way to lower your stress level is to get away from it all. Another way is to get ok with it all.

Stress becomes more stressful the more you fight against it. Keep in mind, though, that you don’t have to fight it.

You can actually choose to welcome and accept whatever is going on. As soon as you do, you put yourself in a position of power and control.

By accepting the stressful situation instead of running away or fighting, you give yourself more positive options. You become able to make use of whatever is going on and to direct it toward a worthwhile purpose.

Accepting the presence of a difficult situation does not mean that you’re in favor of it having it continue. It means that you’re ready to clearly see and deal with reality.

Instead of making the stress worse by fighting it, step calmly and confidently forward to make the best of it. Choose not to let it get to you, and you’ll be able to accomplish so very much more.

— Ralph Marston

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