When Was The Last Time You Laughed?
When was the last time you laughed?
I heard motivational speaker Tony Robbins say recently, “when you stress it's because you are fearing something.” This could be something that you believe you do not have the power to solve or fix, so it keeps you tense, worried and fearful. That really got me thinking about all the times I have stressed over things. It really was just fear in disguise.
Well, I have good news for you! You can begin today to look at stress differently. Remember, by this definition, stress equals fear. What is the best antidote for fear? Faith!
Now, you may not believe in God as I do. You may believe in your own higher power or in yourself. Whatever that may be, you can still choose to believe for a better tomorrow. You can still choose to imagine a different outcome. Now, many will say “Sharon, you do not know my story” and no, I don’t. I only know mine. When I feel stress coming on, I pray, I move around, get some exercise, listen to a sermon or a motivational speaker, and I TRANSFORM my mind so I can think about solutions and alternatives for my challenges.
Human beings have the capacity to think. We can think negative thoughts and literally watch our cells, organs, our entire body react in negative ways including serious illnesses. We can also think positive thoughts, smile, practice positive self-talk and immediately observe the positive impact on our moods and mindsets. Really, we are the architects of our own lives.
Remember what the Scriptures says in Luke 12:25, “which of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” You guessed it. None of us. So instead of worrying, fretting and stressing, what you ought to do is pray, and then get up and do something that will take your mind off your issues.
The choice is yours.
Have a blessed week!
PS I would love to hear your thoughts on how you handle stress. Please leave your comments below.