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Do you let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy????

I am always worrying about things...it make my head ache!

I am always worrying about things…it make my head ache!

When you are going about your normal day, what is your mind doing? Is it with you or is it against you? I don’t know about you but my mind is constantly chatting. The only time it is not is when: I am asleep; I am really focused on a task or when I am listening to others. The rest of the time my mind is tuned into “my own internal chatter station”. I tell you it is one busy station. My issue is, that I have come to realize that a large portion of “my chatter station time” is spent worrying/concerned and just plain overthinking. I can go for hours worrying about a friend’s problem, a family member’s situation, how to fit too much in to my day/week, work issues etc…….I have realized that I am creating my own continual, low level stress. Are you, too, a little guilty of letting your thoughts take over???

I have made a conscious decision to STOP….(OK..let’s be honest, work on)…this. There is enough stress in the world without me creating my own. As I have discussed before,, stress is not good for our health or our emotional well-being, so why not try to reduce our stress levels where ever possible?
From now on when “The worry chatter station” comes on in my head…. I have come up with a plan of attack: Continue reading

Catastrophe scale…..?????

What makes you think I'm stressed?????

What makes you think I'm stressed?????

Have you ever heard of a “Catastrophe scale”?………  This is a lesson passed on to me from a much loved family member…..no not Granny…not even my Mum….actually this one was taught to me by my daughter many years ago.  They learn’t about it at primary school……gee they teach some great stuff these days.  The children had to think of problems and put them on a scale.  1 being minor…..for example…Loosing $1.00 and  10 being something catastrophic for example a Tsunami.  When a problem or something stressful happened they were taught to think about where it would sit on the catastrophe scale………I think this puts things into perspective, sort of slaps you in the face and says “Wake up”…”Life is okay”.  Most problems seem minor if you compare them to a disaster. Be real about your worries……are you creating them? Are you exaggerating them?  Are you assuming what other people think?  If you just met someone that had just lived through a Tsunami, would your problems seem relevant or worthy.  Be real, calm down, breath and look at ways to resolve or move on from your stress/issue.

How do you de- stress? Let us know? Remember a problem shared is a problem halved!!!!!!!!