No matter what time of year it is, stress will likely be a part of it. A little stress is good, it fuels motivation, but there’s a tipping point where it starts to have diminishing returns. When that higher level of stress hits, if it’s left unchecked it can lead to anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addictive behaviors, you name it. Today I want to give you something that you can BET on anywhere, anytime to help turn the volume down on the chaotic mind and bring you back into balance.
I’m a big fan of things that are short and sweet. Something I can remember that can help me in a pinch.
Here’s a short acronym that you can BET on throughout the day:
Then just refocus on what matters in the moment.
That’s it, it’s that simple.
You can BET in the morning, before a test, during a business meeting, during stressful travel, while waiting at a stop light or on hold on the phone. You can BET before you open your email, in the midst of your kid’s temper tantrum, or just while taking a nice walk outside.
If you BET a few times a day, my guess is that you’ll break out of routine and back into the wonder of everyday life.
Try it out and let your experience be your teacher.
As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction is a living wisdom we can all benefit from.
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Last reviewed: 20 Dec 2012