Coping Up With Hassles

June 4, 2012
Regardless of their cause, how can you cope successfully with hassles? The key is to manage your emotions. As the McIntyre study showed, it's not the hassles per se but the negative emotions from hassles that lead to distress. You may not be able to change the situation that caused your stress, but you can change your reactions.  Looking for the silver lining, seeing humor in your predicament, or regarding the situation as a test of your faith are all ways that you can manage your emotions and get through even the most stressful hassle.

-- from the article of Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. in http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201111/dont-let-lifes-hassles-get-you-down

 

Fail to Plan

May 4, 2012
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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Opportunity

May 1, 2012
Opportunity comes to those who grab it

and not to those who just sit and wait.


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Change

April 25, 2012
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
- Arnold Bennett

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Opportunity, Responsibility

April 15, 2012
God writes opportunity on one side of the door and responsibility on the other.

--- part of Our Daily Bread devotion podcast "Open Doors" last April 11, 2012

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I have not failed

April 5, 2012
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

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stop complaining, just do something

March 31, 2012
stop complaining, just do something
just do it, if you know how,
especially if you know you can
just do your best, but don't try to impress
some people will like you, some will not
nevertheless, the reality is that
you can not really please everybody

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