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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Understanding Stress

A little bit of stress is useful to get things going but too much of it can kills!

"Stress is the trash of modern life - we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life." - Danzae Pace

"If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched." - Adabella Radici

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” - William James

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." - Lily Tomlin

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." - Bertrand Russell

"Whether a person is spiritual or not, we all seek to get away from the stress, anger, and anxiety of everyday life. Some people drink, do drugs, or do worse to escape, and they hurt themselves in the process. Some people listen to music, mine included, and feel better." - Yanni

Check out this website for the Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Effects of Stress.

The bible tells us in Matthew 6:31-34 (NKJV) -

"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Well, do you have a lot of stress? If you have, do feel free to share how you overcome it.

Photo by Georgie Sharp taken from this source

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4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

Great post! I was reading some recent stats on stress and it is a serious killer for sure!

I think one of the best methods of reducing stress is to do whatever we can to prevent getting into a stressful state.

For example if we keep balance (which you blogged about), if we meditate, pray, exercise, eat healthfully, laugh, and do those things that help us live in a state of peace we can better manage those situations that often put us under stress.

As they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! ;-)

For me, gardening, deep breathing, yoga, and consciously living in the moment are helpful!

Very nice post Sam!

Blessings and joy to you this day,

Jen

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for sharing your valuable experience.

Very very true.. Prevention is better than cure. All those activities that you had listed are excellent ways for one to live a good and peaceful healthy life - without stress.

I believe many are stressful because of the rat race... trying to make a better living.

I hope this post can remind everybody including myself the danger of stress. It is very important to find best ways to live a good life before we are overwhelmed by stress.

Thanks Jennifer.. I always value your meaningful participation.

May Joy and Good health be with you

Sue said...

I think I really should bookmark this page and read it every day until it sinks in. hahaha. Great Post!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for your nice words.
I am glad that you liked this post.

I really hope you can find joy and wisdom from this blog.

Do feel free to share your words of wisdom.

Thank you.
Best wishes.