Friday, November 11, 2011

A Burnt Pot = Another Stress Lesson

I set the rice to boil, while I quickly went to edit a post on my new blog - A Rheumful of Tips. I was so engrossed with what I was doing that I forgot about the rice.

As you can see in the picture, I made quite a mess of the pot.


I could scrub and sweat and scrub some more, all in an effort to get that pot clean.

Instead, I used a trick my mom taught me.


Let denture cleaners do the work!

I'll bet you're wondering how I'm going to tie this in with stress.

Are you vigorously trying to scrub that stress away? In stress transformation, you're allowing, your heart to do the work.

Do you recall those times when you were in-the-flow? When answers came easily to you? When you slept soundly? When you felt a great sense of inner- strength?

Those are times when your heart sent messages of well-being to your brain, rather than releasing chemicals that trigger the stress response - that famous flight, fight or freeze response.

Learn and practise changing the way you think and feel so you change the way you think and feel.

How? Maybe this will help you remember the keys to stress transformation:

  • Awareness - if you don't know that the pot is burnt, you won't clean it. In stress, if you're not aware that you are frequently engaging in negative thinking and feeling, you won't know that you need to change it.
  • Knowledge - use tools and techniques that make it easier to scrub that pot. I can teach you how stress impacts your life and how to transform it using educational technology that shows you in real-time how your heart responds to how you think and feel.
  • Practice - no one wants to burn a pot just to practise cleaning it. Nor does anyone want more stress in order to practise transforming it. However, learning to change the way you think and feel is a skill. Learn the skill and your heart will take care of the rest - just like those denture cleaners did on my burnt pot!

2 comments:

  1. I wish that I could use denture cleaners to clean up my torutured muscles and tissues so that I can be pain free without pills! I did not want to torture them. It was strictly collateral damage. What a fascinating invention to describe such an event! But your formulae will work. I will cetainly give them a try. Now both of can get stressed out on whether I should have used formulae or formulas too!

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  2. Ramana,
    In time, I hope that all will settle into a comfortable position for you.

    Well, I don't think I'll join you as you play with the formula for "ae" or "as"! :)

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