Here it is – the key to all of your problems. Pick it up and use it. Address that which is distressing you so intensely that your stress levels are skyrocketing! Look directly at what appears to be so overwhelming to you and confront it!
Your stress levels will not be reduced until you focus on and handle what you currently find so emotionally difficult to tackle! And you can do it!
It is not impossible! Hard, yes! Sometimes painfully so, but still doable and definitely necessary, if you want to improve the current conditions in your life. It begins with attitude – specifically speaking – yours!
Perspective plays a role in controlling emotions. The more negative and fearful your emotions, the less control you will have making positive and constructive decisions. In turn, this leads to higher stress levels. I speak an absolute truth here.
“I just can’t do it,” you say. And I say you can. Put your mind to it! Take back your life! Your life should never evolve around emotions that are out of control.
Take charge of you. Make it happen!
Negative emotions are your enemy they sneak in and convince you of everything that’s wrong. So it’s up to you to find some positive emotions. They’re right there, inside of you too! Some really good stuff just waiting to come out and shore up the weak emotional parts of your mind.
Never forget – your emotions are yours to control, not the other way around.
So now’s the time. Go make things happen in your life. It’s the key to making positive things happen and You Can Do It! Address the Stress. You’ll feel lots better for the doing!
Have a less stressful week ahead – much love to you all!
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Penny, this is very timely for me. You are very wise.
Hello Valentine, a little tardy with my response, I’ve been offline quite a bit recently, thank you very much. I don’t know about wise but definitely a little bit of experience on my side! I am glad it is of some positive value to you! xx
absolutely right — you own your emotions.. they don’t own you. well done, Penny.
Thank you. No they don’t, but they (emotions) sure try hard to … don’t they, lol!
Thanks for the reminder Penny, I find this post very timely in my life right now! 🙂
Hi Debby, I can relate. It can sometimes happen when events (and emotional feelings) accidently take charge. And we woman can be emotional about things, can’t we, lol! 🙂
That would be a big YES! 🙂
Hi Penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <—- Can you see how excited I am to see you here?
Thanks for the key! I love how you provide the main ingredient to the topic at hand. So nice of you!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Hey RoSy, I’m excited (and happy) to see you here, I’ve been so very negligent when it comes to visiting my friends (much less my neighbor). And all my keys are yours for the asking! Hope your week started out well for you! 🙂 xo
Thanks for the great advice ( and the key 😉 ) ! Have a great day! 🙂
Hi Tina, you are always welcome my very special friend! You also, have an excellent Tuesday! 🙂
Thanks Penny, perfect timing as I have just spent an hour coaching a student on his stress levels and how to reduce them. I will pass on your post to him. Rae xxx
Thanks Rae. We all need these reminders. So much strength lies inside of us, but we can forget sometimes that we’re in charge (easy to do, too!) xxx
Thank you so much Penny, as if you were just talking to me. I will really have a go and have a stress less week this week. I shall read this every morning to help me get going “easy”. Love you Penny, my strength!
Hello dearest friend. I was! We (so many of us) just get carried away with the busy-ness of our daily activities and reminders can be helpful! Much love to you Ute, Hope your week started out well for you! xx
And as you know I’ve been wrestling with stage fright, I can corroborate all you have written above, 100 per cent! Ann 🙂
Hi Ann, yes I know. I am proud of you, very much! 🙂 xx
Thank you for your more than kind words. Odd how what you wrote was SO in line with what I’ve been wrestling with – I feel like Hercules having wrestled with the Hydra! It’s not just about singing. Ann
I understand, truly! xx
Agreed…most people forget these truths!
Hi, and thank you. Me included when it comes to forgetting these basic truths, reminders can be very helpful for me, sometimes!
Yes…we all need reminders time and again 🙂 cheers!
Felt so good and motivated after reading this!!
Thank you, very much! I am so pleased to hear this. Sometimes it does help to remind ourselves of how capable we really are! 🙂
Hello There Penny;
Yes I agree with you as regard to perspective and I find good advice in these tips leading “to and handle what we find emotionally difficult to tackle”…
It plays a main role in controlling emotions. Certainly it does!
Shout-out to: “Take charge of you. Make it happen!”.
Let the sunshine in, let´s surround ourselves with positive thoughts & constructive decisions.
As ever, wise words Penny. Happy sunday & sending love to You;
Hello again Aquileana, So true (your words) and thank you. Sending much love to you this Monday evening! 🙂 xxxx
Destress distress. 🙂
Wise advice Penny. Have a good week my friend
Thank you Alastair. I promise to have a good week if you do too, my very dear and special friend! 🙂 xx
I shall try my bestest. Got problems with Farrah’s school at the moment which needs sorting out or the police being involved, but I shall try and have a good week once that is sorted 😀
Christina’s keeping me updated, My prayers that it all gets worked out positively Alastair! (The Christmas Card is beautiful dearest friend, my most sincere thanks!) 🙂 xo
Thanks Penny. Glad you liked it 😀 Enjoy your new week and take care.