Misery loves company, the expression goes… so, often in workshops, I help people find humor in their dark times by having them exaggerate (humor therapy) their plights:
Here are some of the funniest ones:
• You know you’re stressed when you try to open the front door lock with your car’s remote control lock and for a split second cannot figure why it’s not working.
• You know you’re stressed when you make a mistake putting on your make-up and then to click undo until you realize there is no click undo—you have to undo it yourself.
• You know you’re having a bad day when you drive home and see a SWAT team in front of your house waiting for you.
• You know you’re stressed when you call someone and in between the time when you dial the last number and they answer, you have no idea whom you called.
• You know you’re stressed when you just wish you could text message your Christmas cards rather than write them out long hand.
• You know you’re stressed in the morning when you pour orange juice on your cereal rather than milk… and then decide to eat it anyway.
• Stress Tip of the Day
If you can relate to (or worse, have done these) any of the above stress-misgivings (and who can’t) then its time to unplug from the world momentarily, close your eyes and allow your mind to rest. In the words of Lily Tomlin, “If you want fast acting relief, try slowing down. The stress tip for the day…. Try slowing down.
• Links Worth Noting:
A dear friend of mine (thanks, Pat) sent this National Geographic link and in her words, “ This is just too great not to share.” I agree.
It’s titled, “The Orangutan and the Hound”… Enjoy.
• Photo of the Day:
I traveled to Syracuse, NY last week for a screening of Earth Songs at Le Moyne College. Before the premier, I was taken to lunch at a great Irish pub (thanks, Anne) where we noticed these ice crystals formed on the red telephone box outside the restaurant. Note: there were actually two red phone boxes, one miniature one for the leprechauns (wink).
• Quote for the Day:
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” — J. Burroughs
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net
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