Tuesday, 16 January 2007

How to stop worring and start living...III


"...rest is not a matter of doing absolutely nothing. Rest is repair...".

"...worry, tenseness, and emotional upsets are three of the biggest causes of fatigue...".

"...tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. And bad habit can be broken, good habits formed...".

"...read this paragraph, and when you've reached the end, lean back, close your eyes, and say to your eyes silently: let go, let go. Stop straining. Stop frowning. Let go. Let go...".

The reason the eyes are so important in relieving nervous tension is that burn up 1/4 of all the nervous energies consumed by the body.
Ever since the days of Freud analysts have known that a patient could find relief from his inner anxieties if he could talk, just talk...
Strangly enough, a good hard floor is better to relax on than inner-spring bed. It gives more resistance. It is good for the spine.

"...one of the main causes of fatigue is boredom...".

"...our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment...".

"Our life is what our thoughts make it"
Marcus Aurelius


I. Live with gusto and enthusiasm
II. Read an interesting book
III. Play games
IV. Relax while your work
V. Try to see troubles in their proper perspective

"...I stood yesterday. I can stand today. And I will not permit myself to think about what might happen tomorrow...".

"...don't try to saw sawdust ! Accept the inevitable ! If you can't go lower, you can try going up...".

Now listen. As long as you can walk and feel yourself and free from intense pain, you ought to be the happiest person in the world. No matter what happens, never forget that as long as you live! Never. Never...

" The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not".
Bernard Shaw

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know difference".

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