Do you feel like a bouncing ball at times?
Stress is defined as anything that poses a threat or challenge to our well-being.
With a 24/7 news cycle, it can be hard to turn off the headlines. I am constantly checking email whether at work, home or vacation.
Remember when we used to write letters and pick up the phone to call friends? Today, we whip off an email or a text message and never speak to the other person. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier but it has given rise to the belief that we can do more in less time. The constant push in this day and age is to be the best whether as a veteran employee or a high school student.
I’ll admit that the NY Post headlines and People magazine will grab me with their headlines about celebrity troubles and I’ll read those stories intrigued but is that time well spent? Ever do some online shopping rather than writing a report? Those choices are up to us.
Should we make the choice to turn the “tables” and make stress -that negative energy, those demands on our time and effort- work for us- rather than the other way around? Have fun, challenge ourselves, and not “sweat the small stuff” if it does not happen for us.
Books @ GPL to help you cope with stress:
Are you fully charged? : the 3 keys to energizing your work and life
The art and skill of Buddhist meditation : mindfulness, concentration, and insight
Business networking, the survival guide : how to make networking less about stress and more about success
The Mayo Clinic guide to stress-free living
Mind-body health and healing : using the power of the brain to prevent disease, reduce stress, and slow aging
Overload : how to unplug, unwind, and unleash yourself from the pressure of stress
Performing under pressure : the science of doing your best when it matters most
Stressaholic : go from exhausted to energized and reclaim your work day
10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story
This is Your do-over : the 7 secrets to losing weight, living longer, and getting a second chance at the life you want
Ted.com – a free web site with the idea of sharing ideas by a variety of experts. It’s an easy site to navigate and find talks on a variety of subjects .
How to make stress your friend by Kelly McGonigal
How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed by Daniel Levitin
Lynda.com– With your library card in hand you can get free access to this powerful training database on business, technology, communication and design skills.
Managing Stress by Todd Dewett
As beloved TV host Fred Rodgers once said, “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”