Summary of The End of Stress
There’s a new epidemic sweeping the world, and it’s not a virus. It’s stress. Almost everyone has experienced stress at work or at home. But without knowing how to deal with it, it’s a lethal affliction, one of the leading causes of death!
Maybe most damaging, though, is that stress keeps us from reaching our potential. You worry about a presentation so much that you make mistakes, instead of being the charming speaker you normally are. Or you’re so fed up with the traffic that you don’t go out and it affects your relationships with your friends.
The End of Stress includes numerous ways to deal with stress. Then the best part is that once you know how to handle your stress, you can focus on getting the most out of your brain. That means getting back to your creative, intelligent, kind and high-performing self!
The End of Stress Key Idea #1: Stress can be life-threatening
Indeed, stress is everywhere. It’s become so ubiquitous that most of us consider it to be both normal and harmless. In reality, stress is serious, so serious that it has major health consequences.
When we’re stressed, our brain releases toxic hormones that damage our higher brain functions and consequently hamper our mental performance.
Our higher brain, or the prefrontal cortex, is where we derive our human intelligence. Think of it as the executive office of the brain, where the big decisions are made.
It’s responsible for the invention of airplanes and the Mona Lisa. It’s also where the plans are drawn for achieving our goals.
The End of Stress Key Idea #2: Rewire your brain by changing your attitude and letting fear go
When it comes to handling stress, most people feel hopeless. In fact, 83 percent of Americans admit that they’ve given up doing anything about it at all.
Yet, you can do something about it!
Mitigating stress boils down to your attitude: the right attitude adjustment will literally rewire your brain and mollify your stressful thoughts, thanks to your brain’s neuroplasticity.
Your brain has the uncanny ability to reorganize itself, creating new neural pathways and expanding its neural networks. You can create these new pathways simply by changing the way you think and the way you view your own thoughts.
It’s important that you make a habit of not believing your own negative and stressful thoughts, and instead opt to experience peace and tranquility.
Imagine, for example, that you’re stuck in a traffic jam. If you’re like most, this is a pretty stressful experience. You might become angry and aggressive, flipping off other drivers and punching your steering wheel, but none of these things actually do anything to change your situation.
The End of Stress Key Idea #3: Ditch the thoughts that provoke stress
We all experience stress. Maybe it manifests itself as fear or anxiety, but we all experience it. And Usually, we blame these negative feelings on external factors: our circumstances or environment.
But once you’ve cultivated a greater awareness of your stress, you realize that you create most of it yourself.
When we worry, we essentially fear that bad things will happen, and fear means stress. But this sort of stress is unnecessary.
The End of Stress Key Idea #4: Good decisions help you deal with impossible situations
Sometimes we’re met by horrible yet unavoidable situations. So what do we do in instances where, for example, we lose our job because of an economic downturn or the company we work for cheats us out of our retirement fund? What then?
In any difficult stressful situation, you face three choices:
- Change it. Identify where you have influence and then put it to use;
- Leave it. Sometimes it’s best to simply walk away and close that stressful chapter of your life. While this process can be painful, it’s also sometimes necessary; or
- Accept it exactly as it is. Sometimes there’s just nothing that can be done about your situation. Acceptance means choosing not to complain or judge, and not to demand change.
The End of Stress Key Idea #5: A peaceful mindset comes with practice
Developing a peaceful mindset isn’t something that happens overnight. You’ll have to practice, but luckily there are some exercises that help:
First, start your day off quietly. By beginning your day with peace and quiet rather than frantically rushing out the door, you can ensure that you have the calm mindset necessary to manage the day’s challenges.
Try waking up about ten minutes early and find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Close your eyes and listen to your breathing. Think about the things that you’re grateful for, like the people you love or the opportunities you have.
The End of Stress Key Idea #6: Your new-found inner peace will spark your creativity
Having tamed your stress, you can now get the most out of your brain’s amazing capabilities, starting with increased creativity. Everyone’s brain is capable of magnificent creativity, as long as they know how to trigger it.
These creative insights require both time and a calm atmosphere. Knowing this, make sure that you stop what you’re doing and go on a walk every once in a while.
Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain:
We all know that stress is serious. If ignored too long, it becomes life-threateningly serious. Yet 83 percent of Americans are doing nothing about it. Don’t be one of them. There’s now a solution to stress that literally rewires your brain for a life of doing well, and being well, on your way to flourishing.
The most important brain discovery in the last 400 years concerns a simple but powerful shift in attitude that can change a brain wired for stress into a brain powered for success. This specific shift literally rewires the brain to deliver the full measure of intelligence, creativity, and emotional balance that enables you to flourish instead of struggle. It’s a higher state of mind anyone can attain stimulating the higher brain function that unblocks the health, wealth, and love we all desire.
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Fail to make this shift and you will lack the brainpower to fulfill your dreams. Your stress provoking brain will continue to dump toxic stress hormones into your system, shrinking brain mass, limiting brain bandwidth, depressing your emotional set point, and shortening your lifespan. You can download by clicking Here…..
For forty-years, Don Joseph Goewey has focused on the innate potential in human beings to transform their lives. He has worked with some of the best in the field in developing approaches to shift the most stressful situations any of us will ever face, from people diagnosed with life threatening illness, to parents who have lost children, to refugees of war who have lost everything. Don has studied and consulted with Carl R. Rogers, Ph.D., the founder of humanistic psychology. He is internationally known for his work with Gerald Jampolsky, M.D. and the staff at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in establishing a model for psychological support based on attitude.