When your life is spilling out of control on the highway to stress hell, keep these important “management words” in mind, and refer to them as a secret empowerment to aid you.
Truth does not waiver: When you speak you are prophesizing what happens next!
Words come to life. If you are negative there is a ninety-nine percent chance that you will get negativity back and have a less than perfect settlement of the “challenge” you face.
I am angry
I don’t know how I will get through this
I can’t forget the past
I won’t ever get out of this mess
These are self-fulfilling prophecies. As sure as these words come out of your mouth, they have been engaged in the cycle of coming to life – in your life!
“The relation that exists between the mind and body is very intimate. When one is affected, the other sympathizes. The condition of the mind affects the health to a far greater degree than many realize. Many of the diseases from which men suffer are the result of mental depression. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, distrust, all tend to break down the life forces and to invite decay and death….
Courage, hope, faith, sympathy, and love, promote health and prolong life. A contented mind, a cheerful spirit, is health to the body and strength to the soul.”
Ellen G. White
These words were written many, many years ago, but they are the absolute truth, and truth NEVER waivers.
If you practice these three simple techniques, you will find your life will actually improve in many ways. Stress management is up to you though – no matter how you “say” you want to change, YOU are the only one that can instigate change….and you are the only one who can practice, therein creating new brain cell impressions and new feelings about a stressful scenario.
1. The number one management technique is using your oxygen in a crisis situation. Take a few breaths to get the oxygen you need. It will also give you a few moments to think about your coming response.
2. Drop the negative words and EVEN IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT works such miracle changes, incorporate positive words. If you are thinking “impossible” – don’t! Think instead, “I can do this.” Words CAN empower you.
3. Speak slowly and calmly. Never let anyone or any challenge turn you into a nasty, mouthy, and dull witted person! Don’t let anything change your life like that without your permission!
4. Never forget (particularly with women) – WORDS can pierce a person’s heart with the same intensity and pain that a sharp sword would deliver. Most physical pain is healed with time, but ill spoken and cruel words can pierce a person’s heart over and over again, and sometimes, stay with a person for his or her life.
(If you are faced with challenge after challenge in the stress arena, it may be time to seek outside help such as counseling, classes, various forms of yoga, meditation classes, CD relaxation tapes, or perhaps a church group. You have one mind and you don’t want to loose it to stress!)