De-stress From Distress Through a Little Soul Searching

The post this week is from our American colleague, Sharon Frey, and is printed in the Huffington Post

I’d never felt so unfairly accused.

My boss told me of a complaint she’d received about my attitude, management style and performance which I felt was grossly unjust.

But instead of coming to my defence, in my dumbstruck silence she said: “I think you should take tomorrow off and think about what has happened. Maybe that will help you consider how to amend your ways.”

I went home, curled up on the couch, and tried not to ruminate about what had just happened. But my reaction to what had occurred kept pushing its way into my thoughts, along with questions about myself.

Talk about stressful.

I admit that sometimes I’ll turn to a goofy cat video to de-stress at the end of the day. But I clearly needed something much more than a good laugh to push through my distress and figure out a way forward.

Research shows anxiety and conflicts aren’t helpful for health and well-being, a point I really take to heart. Wanting to live a healthy lifestyle without needing to look to a biomedical remedy, I yearned to find a more peaceful frame of mind from which to address the situation. As I did so I began to recognize the necessity to express more humility………Read more HERE

 

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6 Responses to De-stress From Distress Through a Little Soul Searching

  1. Thank you for sharing this great article about handling stress through humility. :)

  2. Joy Hinman says:

    Thanks for posting this Glenn. A helpful article! — also a good article embedded showing that there is a benefit toward longevity in some of those “high stress” jobs http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-kind-of-stress-that-doesnt-kill-you-but-makes-you-stronger/255298/

  3. Glenn Laycock says:

    Thank you Joy. I too thought it was just an excellent “read” on how to handle stress and turn it around through prayer and seeing beyond the surface.

  4. Glenn Laycock says:

    Hi Wendy. I agree .. and excellent article. So helpful. Often when people ask me how things are going, I will say 4 of the 5 days a week go great, but the one day that doesn’t I could do without. This shows how silly that thought is .. even the seeming bad and unjust days give us the opportunity to grow.

  5. Joy Hinman says:

    Just had another insight on “stress” Glenn.
    When someone has something important to say, and wants to get the message across, they STRESS the main point! That is to put emphasis on something that really needs to be heard. So — no need for “damaging stress” or “distress.” Let’s de-stress that notion.

  6. Glenn Laycock says:

    Hey Joy;
    Yes, some good thoughts there.
    Thank you.

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