Finding Inner Peace in a Stress Filled World – Part 1 – External Stress

We live in a stress filled world.  Some of that stress is internally imposed.  Some of it comes from the world around us and is externally imposed.  In this blog I will discuss those external stressors.  In my next blog I will discuss the internal stressors.

Inner peace does not deny the realities that surround us.  It just insulates us from being consumed by them.

We each experience a variety of external stressors.  There are the common every-day variety ones.  Then there are stressors that come from unanticipated events.  Furthermore, there are the long-term stressors that seem to live with us in perpetuity.

Common Stressors

These are those irritating things that we encounter on a daily basis.

  • The guy who flips you off on the freeway
  • Your teenager who is a good kid but mouths off for no apparent reason
  • Your boss who is nit-picking a project

These are all things that cause an adrenaline rush in the moment, and in that moment we feel...

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Frustrated … Overwhelmed … Or Both?

So often it feels like life is not following the script. It feels as though we are on an endless hamster wheel. We keep trying to run faster but our level of exhaustion and frustration exceeds our progress. When it feels like life is falling short of the life we want to have, that we are striving to have, that we think we deserve to have, it is only natural to feel frustrated.  We may ask why?  We may feel life is not fair.  We are desperate to change it yet feel powerless to do so.

20/20 Hindsight

How often have you looked back and said “I wish I had …..” or  “If only I had …”.  We may feel frustrated as we recognize missed opportunities. There is absolutely nothing we can do to change the past.  The best that we can hope for as a result of 20/20 hindsight is the knowledge to help us avoid those mistakes going forward.    

Our circumstances today are the result of thousands and tens of thousands of...

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Making Mindful Decisions Will End Procrastination

Procrastination derails more goals and more good intentions than any other obstacle.  Yet it can be stopped with one word to a large degree,  That word is NO. But how can that be?

Use Your Unique Definition of Success to Make Mindful Decisions

When you use your unique definition of success as a mindful filter you will know when to say yes and when to say no.  If something is in alignment with your unique definition of success you say yes. If it is not in alignment with your unique definition of success you say no.

The 7 Pillars of a Happy & Successful Life  are the foundation on which your unique definition of a happy and a successful life is built.  

CLICK HERE  to learn more about The 7 Pillars of a Happy & Successful Life.

This means you will say no to good things and to good friends.  That is not a bad thing.  It is not a selfish thing.  It means that you recognize that you can make the greatest contribution to your life,...

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