Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Everyday is a Celebration

 Yesterday I attended a seminar on stress given by Dr. Terry Lyles. He discussed various ways to appropriately navigate the every day stressors in our lives. Most people will tell you to slow down, but that easier said than done. Dr. Lyles offered up some ways to handle the stress. We can't avoid it, it's always going to be there, but it is how we perceive the stress and then how we in turn handle it. Most of what he spoke about was common sense and basic stuff we should already know, but for some reason we still manage to ignore what is good for us. I guess that is why they pay him the big bucks! It took going to a seminar to remind myself of these basic principles! 

The main theme of the seminar was taking care of oneself. He mentioned "inspiration enhanced self-motivation" improves health, happiness and productivity. 

The first way to improve our perception of stress is to thinking about something we are thankful for every day. 

As part of an exercise we were asked to list all the things in our lives worth celebrating. Celebrations don't have to come after something big. We should have something to celebrate every day. He is right. Just the fact that I woke up this morning is cause for celebration enough. 

Below are some things I am currently celebrating. I would love to know what you are all celebrating! 

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