Stress - the way your thoughts make you ill and eventually kill you.
If you don’t make a constant effort to choose thoughts that bring you joy and peace, it is likely your thoughts will focus on the stresses in your life.
I love how Louise Hay says, “Stress is having faith in fear.”
Indeed, stress is the feeling, the emotion and accompanying physical effects that result from thoughts of frustration, anger, all fearful thoughts.
Yes, it’s constant work, especially at first, as you develop a new habit of declining negative, upset, fearful thoughts. How about asking your family to say kindly to each other when one is feeling “stress”, “NEGATIVE ALERT!” That can be a nice reminder to immediately and quickly accept responsibility and change your thoughts, your words.
When you feel stress, ask yourself, “What is scaring me?”
And, work HARD (because it takes a lot of work,) to think instead, positive, happy thoughts. It’s easy to fall into negative. Climb out, dust yourself off and think happy thoughts!
Don’t let stress cause your physical body to become ill. Negative thoughts increase stress hormones and eventually make you ill, wear you out, take away your good life.
They're your thoughts. Change ‘em.
To happy thoughts,
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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