A Quick Stress Tip
No-one is an island and the way we are effects not only ourselves but also those around us, both at home and at work.
This exercise offers a useful way to address our negative thoughts when we find ourselves worrying about, or feeling stressed by, a current problem or situation:
- In your mind’s eye, stand back from it for a moment
- Close your eyes
- Imagine yourself as an octo or nonagenarian with a lifetime of experience and wisdom to offer
- What advice would you give to your younger self about dealing with the current problem or situation?
- As you think about the guidance your older self offers, do you notice a positive change in the way you feel about the issue?
Sometimes a problem shared is a problem halved … and sometimes we are in the best position to change how we feel about something by standing back and seeing it from a different perspective.
“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late”
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