Arianna Huffington: Prioritize Beating Stress

Big Idea 2013: The Year We Prioritize Beating Stress

arianna_huffington_beating_stressArianna Huffington posted this article on her LinkedIn page that I felt eloquently summarized my beliefs on stress developed over the course of my cancer fight.

Ms. Huffington writes from a perspective that I believe is both balanced and realistic. She also holds a profound concern and optimism for the population, and uses her resources to make lives better. Here she identifies a problem which affects most people, then reminds us that to some degree we control the factors that give us stress, and to look for opportunities to improve our stress levels.

“Similarly, we want to use this moment — the end of one year and the beginning of another, and all the hopes, aspirations, reflection, and resolutions that are part of this interstitial moment — to summon the ingenuity we all possess in order to reduce stress.”

“The philosophy behind Less Stress, More Living is based on two truths: that we all have within us a centered place of harmony and balance, and that we all veer away from that place again and again. That’s the nature of life. In fact, we may be off-course more often than we are on-course. If we understand these two truths and prioritize reducing the destructive effects of stress in our lives, 2013 can be the year we reconnect with our own creativity, wisdom, and joy.”

Isn’t that just beautiful? Please read and enjoy.

Life may be out of your control, but prioritize beating stress. Realize that you have amazing control over your life.

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