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Rising Above!

By Rusty @russellpurkiss

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”–Lee Iacocca

We are so full of a myriad of things to tend to that if you were to sit down and think about it you would truly go bazerk! And sometimes that is

Rising Above!
exactly what many of us do, we dwell on all that there is to do and we go tilt!  Some of us handle pressure better than others, yet others get stressed out even before the real pressure actually is upon them at all.  They are defeated before the enemy shows up on the battlefield having filled their mind with all the things that could go wrong.

Our minds are like battle fields, there is always positive and negative struggling to take center stage.  While it is best to think rationally and to take into consideration the possible setback, problems that could occur for something that you plan, don’t allow it to take over your entire mindset. That is a big mistake many of us make. You set yourself up for a big fall, either that or a mental breakdown.

You’ve heard the expression “mind over matter” and how if you use your mind with the “it can be done” attitude, practically anything can be done! I have found this to be true through my experience.  I shared previously how while preparing for an event I too am filled with all of the possible things that could go wrong and end up suffering so many things through worry that in the end never happen, and things end up going just fine.  Of course, there will always be room for improvement, but if you get all tied in knots about what was not “just perfect”, you are not doing yourself or anyone else a favor by doing so.  If anything didn’t go totally according to plan, write it down and do it better the next time around. That is what life is all about, a continual opportunity to learn.

On the other hand, allowing yourself to get frazzled like the guy in the illustration not only will cause you great illness, it can become potentially dangerous for those around you!  When you get all uptight, those around you tend to get affected by your attitude or state of mind.  This makes a potentially smaller problem to grow even bigger.  When I can’t quite figure something out, and things are getting a bit hectic, I usually take a moment to stop and meditate and breath deeply to get a clear mind on what might be the next step.  When you are in a fog and you can’t see that far ahead, the best thing to do is to pull over and wait for the fog to lift before heading on your way.

How do you handle stressful situations?  Do you rise above or do you get snowed under?

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