"The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it's your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can't package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking."
-Wayne Dyer

As Dr. Dyer said, stress is mysterious. Why? Because you can't touch it, see it, hear it but you can feel it. How you feel it is different for us all. Some tense up which creates other problems in the body. Some burst out, act crazy, do crazy things. Yet some move on and push forward. 

Take Lee Iacocca, he recommends ... "in times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive." Melody Beattie, says "letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress."

How does one actually get into stressful situations? Many times it is self inflicted. We do things which we should not do or say things which we should not say. Having the discipline to know what to do, when to do, and why to do are key. Resisting the urge to react instead of act. Go into all situations with the understanding that it might not turn out the way you envisioned. Frustration is caused when we get what we don't expect - so managing your expectations will go a long way in reducing stress. 

William James said, "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." You can CHOOSE what to think, you can CHOOSE what to do. Dr. Covey said, be proactive which means you have the ability to choose your response to any situation; you are RESPONSE-ABLE, so be responsible.   

In times of great stress, do as Blac Chyna - "I enjoy an evening stroll. It helps me to reflect and eases stress." Ashton Eaton said, "My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused." So I encourage you in times like these, remember that it will be okay, live to fight another day. You can handle it.

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