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Don's Daily Dose

Date: Apr 12, 2011
Subject: worry
This is the time of the year where students begin feeling a little on the stressed side. Some are graduating while others are trying to improve the quality of their grades. If your a professional, your thinking about the final programs of the current year and planning for the new school year. There seems to be so many things that can pre-occupy our hearts and minds that life can get a little overwhelming. Let me encourage you to try a few things and hope it will bring some hope your way. First, breathe!! Some days I find myself holding my breath or breathing shallow. It only takes a few minutes of your day. FInd a quiet spot, close your eyes and take a full cleansing breath, let it out. This should be followed by deep, slow breaths. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Having yuor back staight, hands to your sides and feet flat on the floor is a good position to begin your breathing exercises. If you have a few more minutes, turn on some calming music and relax. This technique can be as good as a warm bath or a power nap! Secondly, find a great comedy and watch it alone or with someone that will enjoy it with you. There is plenty of research to support the power of laughter. Anytime I rent a few videos, I'll always prefer watching the comedy last. It's a great way to renew your energy. Third, find someone that you can confide in. There is something special about my friends with the biggest ears! My listening buddies can really help me process what is important verses the trivial things in life. Find a good, wise mentor that will be able to giv eyou good advice! Lastly, remember that about 90 precent of the things we worry about, never come to pass. We stress too much over the small things. Learn to love, trust and finally when your really worrying about something, SERVE! Yes, I said it! You will be amazed how your problems, anxiety and worry will seem really tiny compared to serving someone who is in far worse shape then you! Attack the worry! Don't let it attack you!