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October 31, 2009

Address your stress before your body is in distress

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 11:04 pm
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IMG_2315Stress!

A monster! A killer! Won’t leave you alone! Lurks around every corner! Just when you think you have submerged this enemy, it resurfaces. Are you going to surrender? You can’t put up your hands and walk away from it. Whether your hands are up or down, it will make you a prisoner in chains.

Your weapons against stress? Measure yourself up against it. Start defeating it early. It is a daily battle.
I learned this early in life. May I suggest the book that took me on the path to a healthier lifestyle. It will certainly hint about my age. I learned a lot from the famous book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. It all comes down to the Olympic theme “Believe”. The word believe is the antonym to the word “fear”. After all that is what stress is: the fear of not succeeding…. succeeding in healing your body, in keeping the boss happy, in getting the job, getting to work on time, passing the test…

The remedy starts with taking a deep breath. Do not give up too easily. What is worth having usually does not come easily. Ask the question “Is it worth it?” and then go for it or let it go.
There are 24 hours in one day. After hopefully sleeping 8 hours, there are still 16 hours left. How long does it take to take a couple of deep breaths. No I don’t mean the deep breath you take inhaling from your cigarettes. Dr. William Campbell Douglass would say that helps too. Last thing I want to do is promote his philosophies. I am not open minded enough for that.

O.K. Take a deep breath, visualize someone or something you love and superimpose it on your heart. Do this several times a day. It can be done in public and no one needs to know. The picture that went to my heart several times a day was that of my smiling nephew.

In my classroom, I had posted a picture of a laughing cat. I could see the stress dissolve off the face of my learning disabled students as they looked at the laughing cat and yes I encouraged them to laugh out loud with the cat.
Laughter is another stress buster. Nothing to laugh about? Not a problem! Let laughter be born from deep within you and let it come up. Practice as you drive your car on your way to work or to a meeting! Let it rip! Add a song or a mantra to it. Make it your own. Repeat! Repeat! If you are a believer in EFT. go ahead. Apply it! There are good demonstrations on youtube.
I took a course in hypnosis and qualified myself as a hypnotherapist to learn stress buster techniques. It may help abort headaches before they become a handicap in your day’s work. You however, don’t need to take a course. “Hypnosis for Dummies” will give you all the training you need and it is free to borrow from the library. If you are not familiar with holosync technology, it may be worth investigating. That will be for another blog story.

Go ahead! Fill up the bathtub! No! No! Not to wash! To relax! Add lavender or jasmine for aromatherapy. Put in a cup of Epsom Salt. Warn your partner beforehand that he/she will be a participant in your de-stressing therapy of the minute and have lots of fun!

October 28, 2009

Poison Ivy Syndrome

Filed under: Poetry — memorylane46 @ 12:39 am
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IMG_2281Anger, like poison, creeps up

through your veins.

It knows no boundary.

It moves through the heart, lungs, brain.

It knows not who the enemy is.

Anger, meant for the other, turns in on you.

Without weapons, it will maim and destroy.

Stop it dead in it’s tracks.

Transmute anger into forgiveness.

That, my friend, is your gift to you!

 

Anger is one letter short of danger.”

Need A Job?

Filed under: Life's Tidbits — memorylane46 @ 12:15 am
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book_businessYou are looking for a job?  On a scale of 1 to 10, how serious are you? 

How and when you conduct your search is very important indeed.

You stayed up until three in the morning and you slept most of the day.  By three P.M., you pick up the phone and start calling potential employers.  By this time, several calls have come in.  The business people are just ready to call it quits.  They are tired and often miserable.  Furthermore, they can see through your act. ” Why didn’t you call this morning?” they want to know.

If you are serious about work, you must prove it.  Get up at seven A.M.  Put on your best clothes and make public appearances early.  Bring a set of rough clothes in the trunk of your car and stop at construction sites.  Have a lunch with you and be ready to work. Be sure to have an up to date resume with you.  Search the net and find out everything you can about the companies that grant you an interview.  Be ready with a statement to let the interviewer know that you are familiar with and interested in the business.  Have a sincere compliment on the tip of your tongue. Look the interviewer in the eye.  Have a strong handshake.  Let the employer initiate the handshake.

Sell yourself.  You are having an opportunity to pat yourself on the back.  Show tremendous energy; Head high, shoulders straight, breathing softly, smiling often. Let the boss know that you want to advance in the company and are willing to upgrade.

Some  companies may find themselves short-staffed due to employee absenteeism and they will be ready to try you out.  You may be hired short-term or long-term.

If you are willing to take anything, don’t be afraid to offer your services anywhere you go.  A short-staffed restaurant will be happy to accept your offer of help and that could land you a permanent job. Look around you and ask if they are short-staffed.  If they are, the moment is now.  Take this opportunity. 

If you are motivated, you don’t drag your feet.  You watch  the boss’ conduct , and you model yourself after him/ her if possible.  If the conduct displayed is not acceptable to you, then it is best that you not work there.

Do not take more breaks than you are entitled to.  Arrive early.  Leave after departure time.  Give compliments and show gratitude.  Remember that your bosses are human beings too with real lives and real problems.  Allow them to be human.  Forgive the occasional bout of bad mood.  The company leaders have a lot invested in the company.  Success is their due.  Respect that.  Let them know you can help them make it happen.

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

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