This week I’m giving myself a break from writing. Over the next two months, I will be integrating worthy posts from my other blog, LauraEarnest.com, in preparation for shutting it down. The next five days will be the first wave of posts to come over.
It is said that practice makes perfect. We rehearse musical instruments, practice sports, learn new languages by repeating words. These skills ingrain themselves within us and we become proficient. Do emotional and physiological reactions work the same way?
Adrian Savage thinks so.
In “Slow Leadership: Practicing Stress” (sadly no longer on the web), he expounds on practicing stress. “Everyone gets stressed from time to time. But if you practice it, you’ll become really good at getting as stressed as possible in as short a time as may be.”
We’ve all heard that we are what we think we are. And perhaps being stressed is one of those things. Since we can’t avoid all causes of negative stress, we may need to practice those techniques that get us out of the stress zone and back to our center, back to peace.
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