We might call them superstitions or spells, but they genuinely drum anxiety away.
Our brains are prediction machines. They look for patterns and statistical regularities everywhere. But when they can’t make sense of something, we experience anxiety. That’s where ritual comes in. Its repetitive actions help us cope.
Lessons Learned from Oprah Winfrey by J.D. Meier, Sources of Insight blog November 30, 2009 Whether you’re a fan or not, there is no doubt that Oprah Winfrey changes lives, starting with her own. As a real life rags-to-riches story and a self-made success, she knows the power of choice...
Add fresh starts to your life. Whether it’s a new day, a new week, a new month, a new year … or simply a new attitude, make it a fresh start. Find the ways to renew yourself, whether it’s a make-over for you or your house, and find the inspiration for a new lease on life.
Dealing With The Stress of a Financial Crisis About.com blog: Stress Management By Elizabeth Scott, M.S. October 20, 2008 According to a non-scientific poll on this site, roughly 7 in 10 respondents are "very stressed" about money, and only 1 in 10 report that they are not stressed about...
If you’re feeling that your financial crisis is a form of personal failure, remind yourself that many, many people are in this situation as well. The situation itself is not a failure on your part, and working through it only demonstrates your strength.
If you’re concerned about the impact on your family, remind yourself that families can grow stronger and closer when they weather challenges together, and that this experience (although you may not have willingly chosen it) can make your family stronger, too.
If you’re stressed about the uncertainty of the future, remind yourself that these changes also bring opportunity; down the road, you may find yourself in an even better place. Even if you don’t have more money, you may have more happiness.