Too much of stress in life comes from interactions with colleagues, family, and friends who are less-than-direct. Particularly stress is being on the receiving end of a passive-aggressive person and passive-aggressive behavior in my opinion.
During Thanksgiving, the additional stress of the holidays gets piled onto all of your responsibilities and can drain your energy. This frenzy time of the year can bring some calm and even creativity to the chaos.
You remember, creating any New Year's resolution and have you ever tried accomplishing that resolution or goal that you set. Think in terms of what you want or need more of and less of beginning with an appreciation of the difference between the two.
Being passive decreases your control and puts others in the driver's seat of your life but aggressive people try to control it. Stress is the perception of insufficient control and assertiveness, being assertive is one of the best ways to lower stress.
The American Institute of Stress reports job-related pressure is the top source of stress for Americans skyrocketing recently. Whether organizations supply employee healthcare coverage, they must understand the impact of the recession on employees.
Assertiveness means standing up for your own rights in a way that respects others, as it's the best way to lower stress. Assertiveness was created in the 1970s by Robert and Michael for their female clients who were doormats to the people of their lives.
If procrastination is a gap between intention and action, then what keeps you from putting your intention into action? Our modern world has limitless distractions, a plethora of TV channels, electronic games, and internet temptations.
A typical American life work too hard, treat time like an enemy, amass too much stuff, and watch TV while eating bad food. We're a society of obesity and diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, sleep deprivation and exhaustion, road rage and depression.