Thursday, February 21, 2013


Work stress is huge these days.  Many people are doing the work for more than one, and that adds stress.  In addition to the workload stress, there is boss stress.  That's funny; boss stress.

One thing I know for sure is the traffic to my blog starts to increase on Thursday night, increases a little more on Friday, decreases just a tad on Saturday, and then is up, up, up on Sunday night, and Monday.  This trend tells me that there is work stress, and besides the fact that people come to me about crazy bosses, and crazy workloads.

So, what does one do when they have work stress?

The first thing, I would suggest, is to evaluate what you are thinking.

When it comes to workload, do you say things like, "I am so overwhelmed," or, "I don't know how I am going to handle all of this?"  When we have this type of mindset about work, or anything for that matter, we tend to place fear in our thoughts.  The fight or flight response in stress is based on fear.  We fight or flee when we are in danger, and when we think thoughts of fear, the reaction is very similar to the fight or flight response.  This causes a whole lotta stress.

In addition, when we say things like this, it is not the truth.  You can handle it!  And that is what kind of thoughts we must cultivate to handle our stress. 

Look at the evidence my friend, you are amazing, and magnificent, therefore you can handle it.  How do I know?  Because you are God's child, and He is your Father, and that alone makes you amazing, and magnificent.

When it comes to dealing with an outright unkind, and unlikable boss, it is very stressful. 

Do you have an unkind boss?  Unkind is just a nice way of saying other unkind words but I bet you have some excellent adjectives if you have a mean boss.

I've had a couple of outright suckey bosses myself, and that stuff is no fun at all.

The thing about icky bosses is, they seem to consume our minds with anger, nervousness, and the unwillingness to like work.  I say unwillingness because when we have horrible bosses, we tend to focus on that, and nothing else.  But, if we become aware that there is about a thousand things we like about our job, and that the boss is only one thing that we don't like, we tend to remember the good, and we focus on what is great.

If you have an icky boss, may I suggest you help yourself remember what is good, or great, about your job by making a list of all the things you love about it.  This will help you focus on the good, and not the one bad.

Now, if you do not enjoy your work, or your boss, and there is not one thing you like about your career, it is time to put the goals in motion to move on.  You must do what you can do to make YOU happy.  I am certainly not saying just to up and quit your job.  What I am saying is, get your bootay in gear and focus on looking for another job slash career.

You can do it, and it will make you feel better because it will raise your hope.  You are the most important person to you.  You are the only one who will make or break your life.  You are an amazing being who can be, do, or have anything if your heart desires it enough.  So desire it my friend.

Okay, so, if your job is super duper and if you just want to destress at the end of the week from work stress, may I please suggest meditation, affirmations, and visualizations.  I am always preaching this stuff because it works.  

Also, a great way to destress from work stress is to recharge spiritually.  We go and go and go, and sometimes we do not recharge spiritually, or emotionally, mentally, and/or physically.  But we need to recharge, and the best way to recharge spiritually is to get to church on Sunday.

People are very ritualistic when it comes to going to church, I know I am, and I am because I know the great benefits of having a spectacular week, especially because I am recharged with love.  It works you know?  This church stuff.


Evaluate your thoughts of doubt that you can or can't handle things.  YOU GOT THIS!  YOU CAN HANDLE ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU ARE A BAD ARS!

Focus on the good in life, and at work.  Don't forget to write a list of the great things at work, and in life.

Meditate and quiet the racing mind.

Affirm what you want!  You are worthy of, and deserve, to be calm, confident, and certain in your safety.

Visualize what you want, and see yourself in it because that gives way to faith and hope for you and your future.  Visualization is a motivator, and it is an encourager for you and your future.

Get to church ;)

Oh, and read my book ;)


Have a great weekend!


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