STRESS Kills. Unless You Use it to Your Advantage

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Remember the first time you went into the deep end of the pool? Your feet didn’t touch the bottom. You couldn’t really swim.

You gulped some water as you moved to the side of the pool. And when you finally made it you held on and your heart was pounding. But you felt safe. For a little while.

That was Stress.

Stress is a part of everyday life. Sometimes you feel like life’s one big knot in your stomach. It happens in everyone’s life. And you don’t know where to turn or how to find a safe haven. 

Especially in these areas: Money. Relationships. Health.

Stress Kills.

Not immediately. More like death by a thousand sighs. It’s invasive, and, if not stopped, will ruin your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Chronic stress causes mental fatigue, irritability and sleeplessness. Stress is a common occurrence. While you can’t remove every stressor from your life, it’s possible to manage and reduce stress.

It also causes obesity, skin ailments, heart issues, anxiety, depression, and gastrointestinal problems. Yes, this list of symptoms observed across the population tells you that you’re not alone in this battle.

The world is beset with panic, disease, and economic and societal ruin. Right now, the most searched word in the world is stress. It affects everyone.

There are three main factors that cause stress.

Money, Family/Relationships, & Health.

These are universal and constant. Even in the best of times.

There is little need to go into depth about each of the three stressors. It is self-evident that money issues can and do cause tremendous pressures. The same for relationships. And health issues. \

Oftentimes these factors intertwine and increase one another. They can cause a stomach-turning reality.

STRESS can stand for: Stomach-Turning Reality…Enabling Self-Sabotage.

STRESS can also mean: Stomach-Turning Reality…Enabling Self-Success.

Same exact situation/s dealt with in different ways. Your response to the stomach-turning reality makes all the difference.

Struggle is the continual and real test of life. And it’s something we all face every single day. How you deal with these issues determines your physical and mental wellbeing .

You can’t be cavalier and ignore. But you can use practical tools to enable you to direct your mind and guide your body. 

You can avoid a pity party. You can stop the use/abuse of medications, alcohol, or other destructive behavior.

Use STRESS to your advantage

Your mind is the master. Once you grasp this fundamental fact you can leverage this powerful tool. You can then achieve success under all circumstances.

How do you maintain inner strength during stressful periods?

Over the next few weeks we’re going to learn practical tips and tools that you can use. Immediately. No APP to download. No special clothing. No foreign words.

It will be FUN. And they work.

Barry Shore
Known as the “Ambassador of JOY,” Barry Shore is a mental wellness activist, philanthropist, multi-patent holding entrepreneur, speaker, author, podcaster, and former quadriplegic who is now swimming around the world!
Barry’s podcast, The JOY of LIVING, is heard globally by hundreds of thousands and has over three million downloads. His latest book, The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy is available on Amazon and Apple Books.

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