Think of the possibility of changing your response.
Wanting to reach your goals is likely to be a stress increasing activity – not the reverse.
A holiday is likely to be a stress inducing situation.
Therefore we must learn to change our response – not remove the negatives.
Stress is an individual response (decision) made about something. Mostly we stress when we “make” something wrong. If we stay neutral and just observe for a while we can choose a response instead of uncontrollably reacting.
Try going another way to the way you usually go. Choose a different response.
Any direction other than your normal one would be great.
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in. I am lost…..I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in…it’s a habit….but, my eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.
I walk down another street.