We all live with anxiety and stress. None of us are immune to the impact that changes in our environment, society, economy, culture and families have in our lives. Nor can we ignore the stress that comes from our own ever-increasing expectations about how to live and what we believe we must have in order to be happy: A house, car, husband/wife, children, good paying job, education, vacations every year, nice clothes, lots of friends and the list goes on. It is not the desire to meet these standards that causes stress; instead, it arises from our constant negative appraisal of ourselves that tells us we will fail. Fear is created from our imagination that is predicting the future.
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back".Change is inevitable. We can either embrace the challenge or we can try to resist it. I've learned first hand that it is when we resist... Read Full Post