Draw your shoulder blades together and hold for two seconds. Gently arch your back while moving your arms (keep them straight) back slightly. “Can you find ways, while you are so self-absorbed, to be considerate of the people who work for you? Showing respect and appreciation for others has an amazing ability to defuse obsessive behavior and anxiety.
In 1929, some men were so consumed by their financial ruin that they jumped out of buildings.
Here are 10 ways to use healthy doses of anxiety to drive success and prevent stress from turning into an illness. Most of us think of anxiety as something to avoid, but it’s actually fuel for positive change.
“Anxiety is a natural emotion that lives in the gap between where we are and where we want to be,” says Robert Rosen, Ph D, founder of Healthy Companies International and author of Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success. It’s not something to run away from, but something that can be used as productive energy.
Cacioppo acknowledged being a "paid scientific advisor" for the website, but said the researchers followed procedures provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association and agreed to oversight by independent statisticians.
The difference remained statistically significant even after controlling for variables like year of marriage, sex, age, education, ethnicity, household income, religion and employment status.
“Yet there were people who walked away from the terror of the Holocaust, moved ahead without a penny, and succeeded,” says Mel Schwartz, Ph D, a psychotherapist in Westport, Connecticut.
“A crisis is an opportunity to escape programmed living and transform yourself.
You’ve probably heard along the way that there is good stress (the kind that motivates you) and bad stress (the kind that paralyzes you).
The trick is to know the difference and manage stress before it crosses that fine line where it begins to overwhelm and become destructive.