23.5.13

Finding a way to look on The Brighter Side

by Christina Rowsell
The Brighter Side
from Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Blog

Looking at life on The Brighter Side is easier said than done.  Especially when stress works it's way
into our lives.  Trust me, I'm human, I stress!  I'm also the first to admit that I also get anxiety when I stress out.  But thanks to a blog posting from the Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary, they put into perspective on how to take control of your stress.

Read the full blog posting here.  Here are some of the tips I will try to incorporate into my own life!
  • "Try turning a negative stressful situation into a positive one.  But how?  Try to view situations of external stress from a more positive perspective. You could fret about the traffic, or you could look at it as an opportunity to listen to your favorite music or to enjoy some time alone in your busy day."
  • "Focus on what you can do.  For example, you cannot change another person but you can change your reaction to them.  By brainstorming effective, positive solutions, you can empower yourself and manage your stress."
  • "Some examples of excellent healthy coping strategies to use at home include: enjoying time for yourself, yoga or meditation, listening to music, playing with pets, gardening, etc..."
  • "Instead of muddling through or suffering in silence, seek help from a loved one, a close friend or trusted colleague."
At the end of the day, it's YOUR life and YOU are the only one who has to live it.  So live it stress free.  For more information form the Canadian Mental Health Association, visit them online at http://calgary.cmha.ca/.

Photo By Christina Rowsell www.thebrightersideyyc.com 
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty. complete it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is sorry, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."
Mother Teresa

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