Stress

Stress

One man was suffering his little daily deaths in the form of job stress and tension. Finally, after he had been overworked to the point of near total exhaustion, he began to pray. He said that almost immediately he received a clear insight into what he had to do. He had to resign as manager …

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Authority | Care | Delegation | Labor | Leadership | Schedule | Stress | Wisdom | Work

SHARE THE LOAD Thousands of years ago, one Chinese city mayor ruled a city. He sat in his office, looking as if he did nothing save for playing his musical instrument and singing songs. However, the city was ruled very well. After a period of time, he retired. Another mayor acquired his position. This person …

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Anxiety | Christmas | Headaches | Health | Statistic | Stress | Trial | Worry

REASONS FOR HEADACHES The Excedrin Headache Resource Center took a poll and found the top ten causes of holiday headaches. They are: 10) Being apart from friends and family during the holidays. 9) Long plane/train/car trips. 8) Cooking and cleaning. 7) Getting together with friends and family. 6) Skipping meals because of busy schedule. 5) …

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Children | Comfort | Encouragement | Family | Mother | Mothers | Stress | Understanding | Worry

PACIFIER FOR MOM It had to be the worst day of Mom’s life: appliances breaking, telephone and door bell ringing, bills arriving without the money to pay. Feeling like she was at the breaking point, this young mother picked up her young son and put him in his high chair. She then dropped her head …

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Aging | Anger | Bitterness | Character | Death | Emotions | Health | Hostility | Statistics | Stress | Strife | Value

HOSTILITY AND HEALTH A series of long-term epidemiological studies support the theory that hostility can be lethal. In two studies begun in the 1960s, 155 medical students and 118 law students were given standard personality tests at the age of twenty-five in which their hostility was gauged by their described reactions to about fifty everyday …

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Accomplishments | Adversity | Character | Conflict | Stress | Success | Trial | Trials

CUCKOO CLOCK ACCOMPLISHMENTS In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare terror murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock. I keep trying to …

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Confession | Confessions | Golf | Humor | Profanity | Providence | Sin | Speech | StorySports | Stress

MISSED THE PUTT A man goes to the confessional. “Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.” “What is your sin, my son?” the priest asks back. “Well,” the man starts, “I used some horrible language this week and feel absolutely terrible.” “When did you use this awful language?” asks the priest. “Well, I was golfing …

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Commitment | Conflict | Deceit | Decisions | Honesty | Leadership | Politics | Responsibility | Story | Stress

WISH I’D NEVER SEEN THE SQUIRREL At one point during the war, Lincoln was forced by his cabinet to confront the realization that many people who were thought to be Union patriots were actually spies providing key information to the Confederacy. Not only was the situation a security concern, but Lincoln was particularly distressed at …

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Attitude | Change | Flexibility | Perspective | Pressure | Stress | Success | Worry

STRESS & FLEX One current theory, Maddi said, was developed partially by studying Illinois Bell executives during a ten-year period that included the court-ordered divestiture of AT&T. The Bell study found that those who adapted best to the stress had different world views than their less hardy peers. They tended, she said, to be committed …

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