Do you consistently make good choices? In other words, are you in control of your actions? Or do you let others determine your actions for you? The fact is that most people are simply responding to stimuli. This limits their ability to make good choices regarding their next move. Without knowing why you are doing something, you set yourself up to make poor decisions in the heat of the moment.
Consider these three very simplistic examples to illustrate the difference between making a thoughtful choice (and thus being in control of your actions) versus reacting to stimuli.
- Assume for a moment that you are looking forward to watching a special program on television. You have had your dinner and are
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Volume 16 Number 12 December 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Reducing Stress
- Promoting Responsibility
- Increasing Effectiveness
- Improving Relationships
- Promoting Learning
- Parenting Without Stress
- Discipline without Stress (DWS)
- What People Say
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
The eBook version of LIVE WITHOUT STRESS: HOW TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY will soon be available online at Amazon’s Kindle store for $9.99. Comments from people who have read the draft are available.
Part I INSIGHTS THAT REDUCE STRESS
2 The Brain-Body Connection
3 External vs. Internal Motivation
Part II PRACTICES THAT REDUCE STRESS
Part III APPLICATIONS THAT REDUCE STRESSREAD MORE >>> →
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