21 Keys for Living In Serenity
In the folk-tale "Chicken Little", a nervous chicken is hit on the head by an acorn and she leaps to theconclusion that the sky is falling. She dashes off to tell the King, and has many adrenaline-pumpingadventures along the way with other fearful animals who take up the cry of alarm, "The sky is falling!"
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Today, it is often a knee-jerk reaction to experience something shocking and immediately feel that your worldis falling down around you. You see everyone else running around in aimless circles, squawking andcomplaining. And so you join in the fray.Stress relief? It might seem impossible to imagine feeling any better. When you are burnt out and unhappy, itcan seem overwhelming to know where to start. But what if you could quickly put an end to your tension andanxiety?Here are some simple solutions that you can adapt to your life right now to help manage emotions andexperiences that might seem to be out of control.The 21 keys that follow are divided into three categories: Relationships, Home & Family, and Work.Many, if not all, of the concepts can easily cross the line and be applied to another area of your life.My intention is to offer supportive ideas and input that you might not have considered. After all, when youhave a lot on your mind, it is hard enough to think straight, let alone come up with fresh solutions or a new insight.Let's get the more obvious keys out of the way now, and then move on to some practical stress relief:DO eat right, get plenty of exercise and proper rest, and drink water so your body and brain stay hydrated.DON'T rely on alcohol and drugs to calm your anxiety.If you are in a rush and want to try just one new thing, the first change to make in your daily life is tostop thinking so much!Stop projecting disaster and anticipating the worst outcome.Your thoughts drive your stress and they can drive you straight off the cliff if you do not grab the wheel andtake charge of the direction you are headed.Train your mind to stop worrying and dramatizing your life and you will be able to feel more relaxed.
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