A simple, extremely effective story

Making ourselves better takes work, but it’s not that hard.  Here’s a great story that proves the point:  We know from medicine stress is a killer—literally!  By catching ourselves when we’re under the stress of being angry or fearful and getting back under control quickly, we’re doing by far the best we can do for both our physical and mental health.  Not much argument on this anymore!!  And the beauty of reminding ourselves consistently about this medical fact is our brain naturally wants us to survive so it picks up on the benefit of being under control quickly.  So, as time goes by, if we consistently remind ourselves of this scientific fact, it becomes a habit.  Those of us who’ve built the habit of catching when we’re stressing out and getting back in control quickly can hardly believe the difference it’s made in our lives.

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