Sunday, June 25, 2006

Achieving Peace of Mind

Talk It Out. Confide your worry to some level-headed person.

Escape For A While. Sleep, read, draw, etc. Be prepared to come back and deal with the problem.

Work Off Your Anger. Do something physical. It will help intellectually.

Give In Occasionally. Everyone has to be on top sometime. Yield, others will too.

Do Something For Others. It will give you a better feeling.

Take One Thing at A Time. While under pressure, an ordinary workload IS painful. Take one task at a time. Don't overestimate the importance of things, or of your own importance.

Shun The Superman Urge. Perfection is an invitation to failure. Decide the things you do well and put major effort into them. Give other tasks the best of your ability BUT don't take yourself down if perfection isn't reached.

Go Easy With Criticism. Some people expect too much of others, then feel let down, disappointed, frustrated when another person doesn't measure up. Each person has a right to develop as an individual. People who feel let down by the shortcomings (real or otherwise) of others are really let down about THEMSELVES.

Give The Other Fellow A Break. People under tension feel they have to get there first no matter how trivial the goal. Everything becomes a race. Competition is contagious but so is cooperation. Give the other fellow a break, then you won't be a threat to him, nor him to you.

Make Yourself Available. Many people feel left out, slighted, neglected. Often it is imagined. Instead of withdrawing. It is healthier and more practical to make overtures. There is middle ground.

Schedule Recreation. If it's hard to take time out, put it on a schedule and throw yourself into it forgetting all work.

9 comments:

Gwen said...

What a great list ~ thanks Daave

Scott said...

good stuff dAAve!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

It is great stuff. But I still have a problem with a couple of them. But hey I'm working on it.
I see you,
JJ

Mr. H.K. said...

Give the other fellow a break?????

OK, OK... I'll try...

Sober Chick said...

I agree with everyone, a great list. I REALLY like your selection of color to every other, ahh, reminds me of Christmas . . .


I LOVE Christmas . . .

Tab said...

This would be a great list for kids to have to memorize in Guidance class in highschool, don'tcha think?
It just makes so much sense to me!!
I love it and thanks for all of the simple yet important reminders :)
Thanks for sharing.

Ricky!!! said...

Do Something physical? Does wrestling and boxing count?

recoveryroad said...

Good stuff. I'll try and remember those for the remainder of the day and tomorrow...

Anonymous said...

shit ya