blog http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22// blog en-us Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:33:49 GMT Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:26:59 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/ BlinkWeb Free Website Editor 1.0 How I Almost Ruined My Career to Succeed http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/03/how-i-almost-ruined-my-career-to-succeed-ab20e/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
My first job when I graduated from college was with a huge (huuuuuuuuuge!) company that generated a lot of computer programs.  No, not THAT one. Even older. AT&T back in the days when it was a monopoly.  And I have nothing but praise and gratitude for what I learned there. Thank you, AT&T. But I digres

The process of developing a program was the following:1.      Draft a High-Level Design Document.2.      Draft a data flow document.3.      Draft a Detailed Design Document.4.      Draft flow charts for subroutines.Write the program.

Okay, so the process for drafting the High-Level Design Document was to list all the data bases from which your program drew its data, and all the subroutines that your program interacted with in any fashion, whether it was to send its results or have a computation done.  The document is then circulated among the project members, including the people who know the most about the data bases and subroutines, for comments and feedback. It is a marvelous method, and one that I have used in many other fields besides programming.

Well, for my first project, I was having difficulty drafting this document, because I was having difficulty getting the information I needed about the other things my project would interface with.  I was either asking the wrong questions or not explaining my concept clearly enough, but it just wasn't coming together. So I wrote a document that I knew was deliberately wrong in key areas, to force the people at the meeting to give me the right answers.  See, they had an interest in it, too.

So I circulated this document, and went to the meeting.  And we went around the table, each person pointing out how my document was horribly wrong.  And my boss looking at me like I couldn't spell "C" if you gave me a hint, and me writing like a court reporter on speed and steroids.

At the end of the meeting, I thanked each person individually for his or her contribution, and told them what I had done and why I had done it.  I went back to my office and finished the project in 2 months (it had been projected for 6 more).  When it went to system test, it went through unscathed.

For the rest of my brief time there, this little incident had no impact.  It didn't ruin my career and it didn't make my career.  I believe this was so because this I show I approached my career, there and everywhere - when in doubt, step out. Take a shot. Take a risk.  Keep the bigger picture in focus.

Too many people are so scared of taking a risk that they never move off their spot.  They are so scared of what people think of them or will think of them, that they never give anyone else the opportunity to think of them at all.

My opinion, having worked in 3 disparate careers and many different workplaces, is that most workplace anxiety is caused by people NOT speaking up.  By NOT confronting a stupid or unworkable idea.  By NOT writing a document that is deliberately wrong so that a document that is deliberately correct can be written.

So here is the takeaway from this little story.  When you need an answer, step out with energy and confidence.  Because when you need an answer, the world or your community will provide the answer.  But when you need assurance or reputation more than you need a correct answer, get a puppy or a kitten.  Because the world or your community will only give you assurance and repute as ling as it benefits THEM, not as long as it benefits you.   Believe in yourself.  Take the risk.  And if you get kicked out of the community, then you have learned something about yourself.

(P.S. I actually left AT&T to join an organization to assist in Africa, another wonderful and life-changing organization, and another one that was not necessarily a good fit for me. But I love both organizations and look back fondly and carry what these two taught me to this day.)

For more information, go to STRESS JUDO COACHING. 3 FREE reports (STRESS JUDO: The Truth; STRESS JUDO: The Remedy; STRESS JUDO: The Overview) to give you immediate stress relief.
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:26:59 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/03/how-i-almost-ruined-my-career-to-succeed-ab20e/#post700942
STRESS JUDO COACHING Is Guaranteed http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/03/stress-judo-coaching-is-guaranteed-aac88/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
We have added a GUARANTEE to the Coaching program.  Everyone who enrolls in the Coaching program receives the STRESS JUDO Black Belt training system as the core of the coaching.  If for any reason you decide that the personal coaching is not right for you, you REMAIN in the Black Belt training system!  This is a $330 value that trains you over 6 months and 6 belts to develop your black belt mindset toward stressful situations.
 
Coaching is growth focused.  Not cheerleading, although motivation is a component.  Not training, although teaching is a big part.  Not game-planning, although helping you see the "big picture" comes with the territory.  Coaching is all of these, with the added element of training you to master the insight to do all of this for yourself.
 
Personal coaching, which is what STRESS JUDO COACHING offers, means you and your coach (in this case - me!) take a journey, where the path leads to personal transformation.  It doesn't have to be some peer-into-the-soul-of-the-Universe revelation (although, as revelations go, those are pretty cool).  For some people, it means that you are a different person from when you started.  For others, it means you are a completely different person from when you started.  For me, it meant a person who took the combative excellence needed in the courtroom and fighting ring and fashioned into a training program to help people fight the daily stresses and anxieties that keep them from seeing the joy in their lives.

The main page for STRESS JUDO COACHING is at:
http://www.StressJudoCoaching.com

 
This page explains that the coaching is personal - meaning one-on-one with the coach and focused on you personally - built within the framework of the progressive training of the belt system.  It explains the resources, the belts, the tools you receive at each level.  It explains the price.  It explains all the free stuff you can ask for.
 
But it cannot give you the experience and feel of coaching.  It's like boxing or dancing (I have done both).  No matter how many rounds or recitals you observe.  No matter how many "behind the scenes" documentaries you watch. No matter how many boxers or dancers you talk with.   None of these can give you the experience of seeing a punch coming at your head and ducking under it, or of boxing (yeah, you've never seen me dance, have you?).
 
So STRESS JUDO COACHING will coach you for free, so you can decide whether there is value there or not for you.  At the bottom of the information page is a Contact Form, where you can request a 30 minute coaching session.  You will have your own experience to decide that coaching is the thing that can take you to that elusive next level.

So please go to:
http://www.StressJudoCoaching.com
 
Fill out the form.
Get coached for 30 minutes.
Then get coached a lot.
 
I look forward to meeting you.
 
Sincerely,
Rick Carter
Indianapolis, IN
STRESS JUDO COACHING

Turning stress inTO OPPORTUNITIES

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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 4:37:57 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/03/stress-judo-coaching-is-guaranteed-aac88/#post699528
Six Types Of Meditation For Managing Workplace Stress http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/03/six-types-of-meditation-for-managing-workplace-stress-aabf5/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
Meditation is one of the most effective weapons for managing workplace stress.  There are so many different types of meditation. How many? Who knows, but enough so that you can find the one that's right for you. To get your search started, here are six types of meditation you can try.

1. Breath watching. Can meditating be as simple as paying attention to your breath for a few minutes? You bet. Relax in whatever position works best for you, close your eyes and start to pay attention to your breathing. Breathing through your nose gets your diaphragm involved and gets oxygen all the way to the bottom of your lungs. As your mind wanders, just re-focus your attention on the air going in and out of your nose. Just do this for several minutes, or longer as you get used to it.  This is quick and effective way to combat work anxiety.

2. Empty mind meditation. Meditating can create a kind of "awareness without object," an emptying of all thoughts from your mind. The techniques for doing this involve sitting still, often in a "full lotus" or cross-legged position, and letting the mind go silent on its own. It can be difficult, particularly since any effort seems to just cause more business in the mind.

3. Walking meditations. This one gets the body involved. It can be outside or simply as a back and forth pacing in a room. Pay attention to the movement of your legs and breathing and body as you walk, and to the feeling of your feet contacting the ground. When your mind wanders, just keep bringing it back to the process of walking and breathing. Meditating outside in this way can be difficult because of the distractions. If you do it outside, find a quiet place with level ground.

4. Mindfulness meditation. A practice Buddhists call vipassana or insight meditation, mindfulness is the art of becoming deeply aware of what is here right now. You focus on what's happening in and around you at this very moment, and become aware of all the thoughts and feelings that are taking your energy from moment to moment. You can start by watching your breath, and then move your attention to the thoughts going through your mind, the feelings in your body, and even the sounds and sights around you. The key is to watch without judging or analyzing.
 

5. Simple mantra meditation. Many people find it easier to keep their mind from wandering if they concentrate on something specific. A mantra can help. This is a word or phrase you repeat as you sit in meditation, and is chosen for you by an experienced master in some traditions. If you are working on this alone, you can use any word or phrase that works for you, and can choose to either repeat it aloud or in your head as you meditate.

6. Meditating on a concept. Some meditative practices involve contemplation of an idea or scenario. An example is the "meditation on impermanence," in which you focus on the impermanent nature of all things, starting with your thoughts and feelings as they come and go. In the Buddhist "meditation on the corpse," you think about a body in the ground, as it slowly rots away and is fed on by worms. The technique is used to guide you to an understanding that your rationalizing mind might not bring you to.
 

There are many other meditations you can try, such as the "meditation on loving-kindness" or "object" meditation, and even meditating using brain wave entrainment products. Each type has its own advantages and effects. For this reason, you may find that at different times and for different purposes you want to use several different types of meditation.  But for workplace stress management, you should select a simple method you can use without a lot of space or equipment.

Meditation is a terrific method of managing workplace stress.  It can actually reverse the bad health effects of stress.  But no matter how much you meditate, the stress is still there.  The best way to transform stress is to use meditation to calm and strengthen your inner self while attacking the stressor.  By using this two fold approach, you can transform stress into opportunities, which is a lot less stressful.
 

STRESS JUDO COACHING is the EXCLUSIVE stress management coaching program that trains you for personal transformation. This program, created and developed by Rick Carter, certified coach, trial attorney and martial artist, will help you develop a Black Belt mind when it comes to attacking and defeating stress.
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Wed, 09 Mar 2011 4:35:20 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/03/six-types-of-meditation-for-managing-workplace-stress-aabf5/#post699381
Do You Want Free STRESS JUDO COACHING? http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/02/do-you-want-free-stress-judo-coaching--aa0f7/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
One day, I was throwing kicks at the karate dojo (school). I was trying to kick very high, which made lose my balance. A lot!  So my sensei (teacher) watched me for a few kicks - and falls - and then said, very casually, "Turn your left out this way before you kick."  I did it, and suddenly I wasn't falling!  So I said "That%u2019s it??!!"  And he said "That's what you pay me for." 
 
That sums up coaching.  Not cheerleading, although motivation is a component.  Not training, although teaching is a big part.  Not game-planning, although helping you see the "big picture" comes with the territory.  Coaching is all of these, with the added element of training you to master the insight to do all of this for yourself.

Personal coaching, which is what STRESS JUDO COACHING offers, means you and your coach (in this case - me!) take a journey, where the path leads to personal transformation.  It doesn't have to be some peer-into-the-soul-of-the-Universe revelation (although, as revelations go, those are pretty cool).  For some people, it means that you are a different person from when you started.  For others, it means you are a completely different person from when you started.  For me, it meant a person who took the combative excellence needed in the courtroom and fighting ring and fashioned into a training program to help people fight the daily stresses and anxieties that keep them from seeing the joy in their lives.

Click for the main page for STRESS JUDO COACHING.

This page explains that the coaching is personal - meaning one-on-one with the coach and focused on you personally - built within the framework of the progressive training of the belt system.  It explains the resources, the belts, the tools you receive at each level.  It explains the price.  It explains all the free stuff you can ask for.
 
But it cannot give you the experience and feel of coaching.  It's like boxing or dancing (I have done both).  No matter how many rounds or recitals you observe.  No matter how many "behind the scenes" documentaries you watch. No matter how many boxers or dancers you talk with.   None of these can give you the experience of seeing a punch coming at your head and ducking under it, or of boxing (yeah, you've never seen me dance, have you?).

So STRESS JUDO COACHING will coach you for free, so you can decide whether there is value there or not for you.  At the bottom of the information page is a Contact Form, where you can request a 30 minute coaching session.  You will have your own experience to decide that coaching is the thing that can take you to that elusive next level.

So please go to STRESS JUDO COACHING

Fill out the form.
Get coached for 30 minutes.
Then get coached a lot.
 
I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,
Rick Carter
Indianapolis, IN
STRESS JUDO COACHING

Turning stress inTO OPPORTUNITIES
 
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 2:41:58 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/02/do-you-want-free-stress-judo-coaching--aa0f7/#post696567
Work Anxiety. React Passively? Or Destroy It? http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/01/work-anxiety-react-passively-or-destroy-it--8cb5e/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
Have you ever stayed awake Sunday night because the thought of going in to work Monday morning fills you with anxiety and stress?  Have you ever just frozen at your desk at work, because you know that any choice you make will be attacked and criticized by someone?  Is your workday filled with worry and anxiety instead of joy and optimism?  Your work anxiety is ruining your life and your relationships. 

You know you have to do something about this.  Living a life filled with anxiety, fear and stress will eventually wear you down, both physically and emotionally, and kill you.  It interferes with your family relationships, because you can't turn it off when you get home.  And it prevents you form doing all the great things you are really capable of, so that you can't get promoted out of the cesspool of fear and anxiety you are working in.

I developed STRESS JUDO as your training program to help you eliminate stress and fear from your life.  The reason this program is so effective is because it teaches the ONE thing you will not find in other programs allegedly teaching you to deal with stress and anxiety.   STRESS JUDO teaches you to identify and destroy the thing causing your stress and anxiety.  The first belt trains you in Creative Problem Solving  - to figure out how to eliminate the stressor - and Time Management - to eliminate it quickly and efficiently.  The second belt trains you in Creative Thinking - to anticipate and plan around stressful situations - and Self Examination - to monitor and improve how you deal with stressful situation.  The remaining 4 belts lead you to mastery of stress and anxiety.

In my research, I have come across many stress management and anxiety reducing programs.   But they all focus on your internal response to stress and anxiety.  They teach you how to stay calm, how to meditate, how to keep your blood pressure low.  But that's like teaching only pain management to a boxer, instead of how to punch and knock out his or her opponent.  STRESS JUDO teaches these skills, because they are necessary to use while fighting stress and anxiety.  But they, by themselves, do not fight stress anxiety. They are merely coping mechanisms.  And you were meant for more than simply coping with life.

STRESS JUDO trains you to train yourself to destroy the stress in your life.  Dealing with work anxiety is a theme that runs through the training, because it is so prevalent in life.  This is not a medical column, and this isn't medical advice. Check with a health professional to deal with stress and physical and emotional symptoms you may be having.  And see if STRESS JUDO is the method that you want to use to deal with stress and anxiety.

STRESS JUDO Black Belt stress management system. For dealing with stress at work, work anxiety, and stress management strategies or anxiety relief in general.

STRESS JUDO COACHINGPersonal one-on-one coaching with Rick Carter, creator of STRESS JUDO, for aggressive sgtress management and personal transformation.
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 4:12:35 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2011/01/work-anxiety-react-passively-or-destroy-it--8cb5e/#post576350
We Got A Dog! http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/11/we-got-a-dog--a234f/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
We got a dog!  Her name is Angel.  We got her from a rescue shelter.  She is a mix of Poodle and something else.  The shelter says maybe Schnauzer, the vet says maybe Lhasa Apso.  We think it might be cat! Because she stretches and leaps and sits like a cat.
What does this have to do with stress management? Is "get a pet" part of STRESS JUDO?
No.  Pets are great for work anxiety and stress just because you can vent to them - and they still jump and bounce and look so happy!

Anyway, she is so cute.  And she is just boundless unconditional love.  Which is great stress relief.

So maybe the point of this post is to tell you to find unconditional love whenever you are stressed out.  This could be from a pet.  Or family or friends.  Or doing volunteer work.  Or your religion or faith.
Whatever it is.  Unconditional love helps your self esteem, which helps your ability to KNOW that you can fight the stress.

Click on this link STRESS JUDO for the 3 FREE reports, including "Stress Does NOT Make Y9u Perform Better!"
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 5:10:55 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/11/we-got-a-dog--a234f/#post664399
Some Jokes To Combat Work Anxiety http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/11/some-jokes-to-combat-work-anxiety-94bb5/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
STRESS JUDO has a component that trains you to think like a comedian, because sometimes laughter is the best stress management technique. So here are some silly jokes, to help with work anxiety.  Feel free to add your own (keep them clean!) in the COMMENTS section.  Maybe we will use them in the next newsletter!

That cruise line whose ship got stuck last year just hired BP's ad agency to roll out their new advertising: "Book now for SUVIVOR: CRUISE"!

A year after his death, Michael Jackson made more money than when he was alive.  In other news, more LA defense attorneys focusing on accused child molesters closed up shop last year...

I dropped my iPad and my Wii in the blender and I Wii-ped.

Rachel Maddow interviewed Jon Stewart last week. No joke. I just love these two!

I saw an article about a couple who eliminated $80,000 in credit card debt by sticking to a budget and eliminating frivolous spending.  When asked if Congress should look at this, Keith Olberman cried "Poppycock!" and labeled these two as the Worst People In The World!

Glenn Beck
Bill O'Reilly
Newt Gingrich
Rachel Maddow
Keith Olberman
Of these 5 - guess which TWO my Word tagged as needing to be "add to dictionary"? Coincidence? Hmmm...

Knock, knock.
"Who's there?"
I'm from Congress and I want to lower your taxes
"I'm from Congress and I want to lower your taxes" who?
Exactly!

You know a knock, knock joke that won't work?
Knock, knock.
"Who's there?"
John Galt
"Who is John Galt?"
Ummmm...

For three FREE and EXCLUSIVE reports on how you eliminate stress from your life - including actions you can take RIGHT NOW - click on STRESS JUDO Black Belt stress management
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Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:16:13 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/11/some-jokes-to-combat-work-anxiety-94bb5/#post609205
Work Anxiety. Now Claiming Women, Too. http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/11/work-anxiety-now-claiming-women-too--94b4f/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
A new study shows that women with high stress jobs are more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes and clogged arteries just like men in high stress jobs.  I have been an advocate of equal rights for women from my childhood. However, equal access to work anxiety and Health related issues from work related stress was not part of the deal!

Here is the link to the article: work anxiety and women.

Click on it, but come back here so you can read about the WORST part of this article: what it recommends you do about stress at work.

The worst part of this article is the ending:
            "She has these tips for workers:
           1.      Exercise. It clears the mind, lifts the mood and curbs other heart risks, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
           2.      Limit bringing work home.
           3.      Get a life. Do things with friends, whether they're folks you work with or not.
           4.      Build "me time" into every day. "It can be as little as 10 or 15 minutes to meditate, pray or take a walk," Albert said."

What is MISSING from these "tips"? Eliminating the stress!  I have a high stress job - divorce litigation attorney - and I exercise everyday.  And you know what? The stress is still there when I get on at the gym!  I meditate and walk and pray.  And the stress is still there.  These tips might help with the health effects of stress.  But this is like trying to teach the lion to manage the pain.  Just pull the damn thorn out of the paw!

But if your stress management program is designed to focus on eliminating the stress, then by definition, there is less stress.  Of course, your stress management program must also have the meditation and exercise components, because they give you the physical and emotional strength to stand up to stress.

This is why STRESS JUDO Black Belt stress management training was developed.  To give you the focus and resolve of a black belt martial artist in the face of stress and chaos. The 6 belt levels, with 2 focused modules, Action Steps, Checklists, and Mindmaps, and train you to develop your self to not only handle stress, but to turn it from a fear to an opportunity.

Click work anxiety for more information on STRESS JUDO.You get 3 exclusive FREE reports that you can use TODAY to start to eliminate the stress in your life, and be the ROCK that people turn to in the middle of chaos.
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Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:29:19 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/11/work-anxiety-now-claiming-women-too--94b4f/#post609103
STRESS JUDO: Coaching For Leadership http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/10/stress-judo-coaching-for-leadership-794b7/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
Leadership is the hot topic right now in management theory, but no one can define it.  So how about this? Maintaining your cool under pressure.  Not melting down from anxiety attacks or worry when stress hits.  STRESS JUDO is designed specifically to be coaching for leadership.

STRESS JUDO breaks stress management techniques and stress management strategies into 6 belts, with 2 modules each.  They teach you to progressively move from taking control of the stressful situation through changing your internal and external environments to prevent stressful situations from even arising.  What better way to minimize stress at work than to know how to anticipate it and defeat it before it even reaches you?

Too many executive leadership coaching programs focus on trying to teach you techniques to get people to follow you.  It will be much more productive to teach you to be the person they should follow.  That means they need to trust your judgment.  Especially when they cannot trust their own, like in a pressure situation.  You can learn a bunch of meaingless phrases that work better on a poster than in the workplace.   Or you can engage in real coaching for leadership that turns you into the leader who dominates the stressful situations.

STRESS JUDO Black Belt stress management is designed to transform you from the person you are now into a true respected leader.
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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 1:13:23 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/10/stress-judo-coaching-for-leadership-794b7/#post496823
Stress At Work: The Advice That Will Kill You http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/10/stress-at-work-the-advice-that-will-kill-you-6ed16/ Want Less Stress? Then Worry More!
Let's face it: work without stress is a hobby.  It's the stress that makes it work.  Stress at work comes at you from all sides.  Co-workers that annoy you.  Management that puts impossible deadlines and workloads on you.  Family stresses that you carry to work with you from home.  All of this in a troubled economy and the threat of job loss hanging over your head.  This article will show you some steps to eliminate as much of that stress as possible.

The key word is eliminate.  See, the advice that is killing you about stress is all that advice about how you should handle stress.  Take deep breaths.  Meditate and go to your happy place.  Exercise and eat better.  All of this is good advice.  But, guess what? The stress is still there!  And now, you've lost more time to deal with it, because you've spent time dealing with your feelings.

Let's take a different path.  What if you eliminated the stress?  What if you attacked the stress as hard as it was attacking you, and made it walk away with its tail between its legs?  Would you need to take deep breaths and meditate at your desk then?  Or would you put this behind you and move on to the next task, refreshed and confident?

Here are 5 ways to turn that stress into just another task to finish:
  1. Define the stressor as a problem to be solved.  Your body reacts to stress with the "fight or flight" reaction.  But your body reacts to puzzles with anticipation and confidence.  Lay the stressful situation out as a puzzle, and come up with a solution.
  2. Write your solution down as a step-by-step plan.  Not only does this relieve the stress of the unknown next step.  It also allows you to turn away the stress of interruptions by pointing to your plan and telling the interruption that it doesn't fit in. If the interruption is a manager, simply hand the plan to him or her, direct that person to your immediate supervisor, and tell them to duke it out over what your priorities are.
  3. Learn to delegate.  There are tasks that other people can do better and faster than you can.  Recruit them to help you.  Delegate does not always mean send it to someone below you on the corporate chart.  It can also mean send it out, to the next office or overseas or to a freelancer.
  4. Meditate the right way.  Samurai warriors of Japan meditated, but they did not use scented candles and New Age music.  They meditated to focus their skills and senses, because they were going into combat with other samurai who wanted to kill them.  Their methods allowed them to meditate inside a brass bowl being beaten by 12 hammers.  If your meditation technique is doing anything else, then it is only making you feel good.
  5. Keep yourself in shape.  You do not have to be an Olympic athlete. On the other hand, you cannot get tired walking from your desk to the printer.  Sometimes the most physically tiring activity is focused research and contemplation of a difficult situation. If your thoughts are interrupted by wondering when the next donut run is, or how all ou want to do is get home and watch some idiotic reality show - you need to get into fighting shape.

Stress at work is attacking you.  It wants to wear your systems - physical, emotional and mental - down and eventually kill you.  Why would you respond to this as if stress were just a minor annoyance?  You should be hitting it back, just as hard and in just as many ways as it is attacking you.

There is a way to relieve the stress in the workplace that is screwing up your life.  The first step is to look at how you handle stress.  Identify the areas that are not working for you specifically.  It does not matter that your doctor recommends more exercise if your time commitments do not permit this.  It does not matter if your friend recommends yoga if you are too out of shape to even bend over.  Find out what is not working for you, then either develop your plan to fill in the gaps, or find a comprehensive stress management program that can help you do this.  Because the alternative is that slow erosion over time from the stress that you are not managing correctly.

Picture your life when you have no fear of stress, when people around you admire your cool under pressure, and when your worry over anxiety turns to expectations about opportunities. STRESS JUDO: Black Belt stress management for 3 FREE and EXCLUSIVE reports on how your current stress management system is probably harming you.
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Mon, 04 Oct 2010 2:55:30 GMT http://stressjudo.blinkweb.com/22/2010/10/stress-at-work-the-advice-that-will-kill-you-6ed16/#post453910