One of the easiest ways to reduce stress

early morning work
A two-year-old smile-worthy FaceBook “memory” hit my feed yesterday.


One of the easiest ways to reduce stress is to lower our standards.

This is a short-term solution.

Very effective.

At some future point (a month, years, or decades even) the temporarily relieved stress can come back with a vengeance in the form of regret.

Life is hard.

Because life is hard, study, learn, apply, teach, and excel at a positive attitude.

At various times in life, setting the bar low could develop into an insidious lifetime habit.

Setting your bar low might seem reasonable, appropriate, and motivating.

Long-term, it’s anything but.


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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.