Monday, August 18, 2008

Passing it On or Paying it Forward

One of the best things we can do to lessen our stress is to open our heart and give to someone else. It doesn't always have to be a gift of money - time, advice, caring will do. All of these go a long way to helping you feel better and provides you with increased resilience so that the little things don't eat away at you.

I just finished reading Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the delightful book that spawned the movie starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt and also the Pay it Forward Movement. Perhaps this will provide you with a starting point?

This just came in from Brenda Blackburn. (Posted on her inspirational blog on 08.08.18) Are you looking at building a new habit? Why not mark Aug. 22nd on your calendar and decide to make it a year-long commitment instead of just one day? For example, you could start by choosing the 22nd of every month or if that is overwhelming, decide upon once a season as a starting point.

To get the stress-reducing benefits, notice & recall how you feel when you are performing your 'angel act'.

Sometimes you need a little push to get you started and the confidence to know that you can make a difference, even if you're unaware that you did touch someone's life in some way.

I can guide you through this process if you're curious about discovering what is possible when you transform your stress. Please send me an email to find out more.

Photo by: Sanja Gjenero

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