Life shouldn’t be this hard should it?
Stress is a killer! I know because I used to let myself be a victim of it.
It can hurt you physically and it can make it really hard to get stuff done.
The problem with life is that there is too much of it? Too much going on. Too many things you have to deal with. Too many distractions.
Too much noise!
And it’s all happening too fast.
I reached the point where my mind refused to deal with it anymore. It meant a lot of time off work and a long, hard road back.
But it turns out that there is only one thing that you need to do and everything else begins to fall into place.
Life just gets easier
The quote at the top of this page sums it up.
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another”
It really is that simple but it’s not easy. You need a place to start.
Simple ways to relax and stay in control in the face of all the stuff that life throws at you. Stay in a resourceful state and be able to focus on the solution and not the problem. What you do want rather than what you do not want.
But you start to look for them and there are so many that they just become a part of the problem. More choices and more stuff to deal with.
I’ve been there and done that too.
Before I go on, maybe I should tell you who I am. My name is Rich Russell and I used to call myself a self help junkie.
My hard drive was littered with ebooks, programs and courses that might have made a difference. Relax, be happy, manifest your dreams.
But I was always off looking for the next big thing. The next fix.
The truth is that being a self help junkie is just as bad as being any other kind of junkie.
You can become addicted to looking for solutions and never get around to using them.
I spent years of following one self help guru after another, all contradicting each other.
Mike Dooley from The Secret was one whose ideas resonated with me more than most but I still disagreed with a lot of what he said.
I am a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own life and staying in control. Choose what you like and leave the rest.
But one thing that Mike said was that each of us can be a teacher and reach people that nobody else can reach. That was part of my inspiration for starting this blog.
To reach some people and help them avoid making the mistakes that I did.
I’ve faced some challenges and come through the other side.
I hesitate to call myself a teacher but one thing I have learned is that sometimes the ideal guide is the person who is only one step ahead of you.
I’m not asking you to believe anything that I say. Test things out and use your own judgement.
And this is not a one way street. Have your say. Share your experiences here.
Maybe we can all help each other to do that One Simple Thing.
You might like to take a look at my resource guide. Navigation on the blog was getting a bit out of control so I put together this page with some of the tools that have been most helpful for me.
I would like to make it clear again that I am not some expert or guru. I am just a guy working through is own stuff and sharing my experiences in the hope that it can help someone else. I am certainly not a medical professional and nothing on this site should be considered medical advice.
Depression in particular is a very serious issue and if you think you might be depressed, you should seek proper medical help as soon as possible.
If you buy something through a link on this site I might be compensated. This doesn’t cost you any more and it doesn’t affect what I say about products or services. In fact I have strongly recommended not buying certain products.
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