Stress is simply a response which you create in the interpretation of an event. Two people might find that a given event results in quite different responses. For example, an after-dinner speech mightafter-dinner into the heart of an inexperienced speaker while a strong orator views it as a wonderful opportunity to share his thoughts. Understanding that the perceived negative effects of an event or task may be mentally manipulated and conditioned towards the positive will allow you to be a peak performer in all instances.
Read “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. It contains a wealth of wisdom and powerful insights into further developing your character and enhancing your relationships.
Bemmitted audio-tape user. Most personal-mastery programs and books are now offered in this format. Listen to these inspirational materials on your way to work, while waiting in the line at awhile while you wash dishes in the evening. Make your car a college on wheels and use the drive time to make knowledge of your best friend. All known can be very effective downtime this productive fashion. Use such opportunities to learn and continually expand your mind and its vast potential.
Try fasting one day every two weeks. During these fast days, drink fruit juice and eat fresh fruits only. You will feel more energetic, cleansed and alert. Fasting also has a salutary effect on your will-power as you are subverting the otherwise pressing impulses in your mind calling on you to eat more.