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Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
-- John Wesley


Monday, November 20, 2000

Relax even now

You can relax right now. Relaxation does not have to wait until the weekend or vacation time. For the most part, life is not an emergency, though too many of us live each hour of each day as if it is. Whatever you are doing, whatever deadlines you are working against, relax.

Frenzy and anxiety accomplish nothing other than raising your blood pressure and making you more prone to mistakes. Sure, you have a lot to get done today, and the list continues to grow. So take a deep breath, relax, and get to work at a sure and steady pace.

Relaxation does not require a lack of activity. Just about anything that can be done in a state of anxiety can be done even more effectively in a state of relaxation. Being frantic will not get anything accomplished. Being focused will. Decide to relax and it will happen. Whatever you’re doing, relax right now, and find true enjoyment in getting it done.

— Ralph Marston

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