Provision #620: Stress Proof Your Mindset

Laser Provision “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff” has been a popular refrain since Richard Carlson’s book came out with that title in 1996. Sounds good, right? Try telling that to your Reptilian Complex and Limbic System! These parts of the brain, body, and mind are filled with worst-case scenarios that […]

Provision #619: Stressful Worries

Laser Provision One of the best ways to determine how much stress we are under is to look at how much we tend to worry. The two go hand in hand. The more stress we are under, the more we tend to worry, and vice-versa. Today’s Provision provides two ways for you to determine your […]

Provision #618: Stressful Reactions

Laser Provision You may not have suffered a lot of stressful events in the past year, and you may not be manifesting a lot of physical, stress-induced symptoms, but there is another way to get a handle on your stress level: how irritable and demanding are you with other people. The more stress we are […]

Provision #617: Stressful Symptoms

Laser Provision Stress is not always caused by significant events. Other contributing factors include mental models, daily habits, relational dynamics, and environmental factors. Whatever the cause, it’s important to understand the scope of the problem. Last week we looked at a stressful event scale. This week, we present a stressful symptom scale so you can […]

Provision #616: Stressful Events

Laser Provision Stress is not just something we feel on the inside; stress is also something we experience on the outside. Whether we view them as being positive or negative, significant life events are challenging to handle and negotiate successfully. When we experience many such events in a relatively short period of time, it easy […]