Thought of the Day: Stress

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Sometimes we have to push ourselves. And sometimes we have to pay the price. Stress isn’t all bad; it can spark our mind and body into action in response to a problem or situation. But high levels of stress can have the opposite effect, causing our mind and body to shut down in isolation, fear, lethargy, anger, and depression. Stress shouldn’t ever be a positive indicator to demonstrate how hard we’re working. Stress shouldn’t ever become a shadow that haunts us. It’s much more valuable to look after ourselves. It’s ok to take a breath to sit, to think, to re-prioritise, to re-energise. We’re designed to need a rest. It’s ok to admit that we cannot do everything. We cannot place these pressures on ourselves. It doesn’t make us weak or incapable. Stress will make us weak and incapable in the long term. Don’t let it break you.

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Thought of the Day: Recharge

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Everyone has limits. We cannot be superhuman robots all the time. We cannot always cram minutes into hours that do not exist. It’s important to take time to breathe, to recharge, and to reflect. And taking that time isn’t a sign of weakness or incapability. It is a sign of strength. It can be as simple as unplugging for an hour, taking a real lunch break, writing in a journal, phoning a friend, or learning when to call it a day. Or go bigger. Only with these times can we see the flaws and the answers. Only with these times can we refocus and tackle. Only with these times can we come out stronger and in fighting form again. Only then will we achieve our best.

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