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Beck Trek - Chapter 10 - Day 37 - Reduce Stress

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Maybe it's because I'm getting older...but I have changed the rules for my life as well as my rules for others.

I put way too much pressure on myself with my self-imposed rules for far too many years.
emoticon (Yup! About 50 years!)

Letting go is not easy, but letting go means dealing with far less disappointment when things don't go my way.

(Someone please belt out the theme song from "FROZEN.")
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Disappointment leads to stress, which leads to emotional turmoil, which leads to emotional eating, which leads to weight gain, and that just adds to my stress.

I can't control what others do, but I can control my own thinking and behavior.
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    So well said, thank you!

    I have two quotes stuck in my fridge to remind me of let it go:

    "Lower the bar of expectations." and "No point in stressing over something you can't change. Move on and grow stronger.
    1770 days ago
    You nailed it. As usual.

    1770 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    I have the Frozen theme song on my PC desktop and listen to it often.
    1770 days ago
    emoticon Bullseye! Very well said and very well done! I believe you've identified the key to stress reduction.

    I heard that "the longest journey is from your head to your heart." I know what you are saying in my head but my heart (and endocrine system) still gets stressed. Wish I COULD always control my thinking and behavior!
    1770 days ago
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