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Stay calm…stay calm…STAY CALM!

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Mar 29, 2010 at 06:30 AM 0 comments

How do you remain CALM when deadlines seem ridiculously impossible, the phones seem to ring faster than you can answer them, and the number of e-mails in your inbox almost surpasses the national debt? You call in Hay House author and “worry management expert” Denise Marek!

Last month, Denise flew all the way from Canada to our Carlsbad office to escape the snow and bask in the smiling faces of our Hay House staff. Denise is the author of two of our popular books: CALM: A Proven Four-Step Process Designed Specifically for Women Who Worry and The Keys: Open the Door to True Empowerment and Infinite Possibilities.  Through her heart-warming and amusing stories, Denise shared her proven process for how to toss your stress aside and live worry-free despite all that paperwork on your desk and all those tasks on your to-do list.

Denise gave us a list of tips and tricks to help us wiggle our way out of the jaws of worry. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Stop the “What Ifs”—The outcome of your mistakes is not as bad as you think; it’s the “What if?” that causes unnecessary worry.
  2. Ditch All That StuffWhen your home (or workplace) is a mess, it causes mental clutter and anxious thoughts. Declutter and only keep items that you need, use or love.
  3. Just the Facts, Ma’am—Challenge your assumptions. They are often wrong, and negative assumptions are unfounded if you don’t have all the facts.
  4. Make More Mistakes—If you’re not making enough mistakes, you’re not taking enough risks!
  5. Get a Second Opinion—Talk to someone else for an unbiased view of the situation, but don’t get your second opinion from a negative person.
  6. Rock Your Worries Away—The motion of swaying back and forth can calm your body and mind when you’re stressed. So let’s get rockin’!
  7. The Truth and Nothing But…—When you’ve had a breach of integrity, acknowledge it and make amends; don’t let it erode your inner peace.
  8. It’s Okay to Look Foolish—Stop obsessing over what others think; no one ever died from embarrassment. Really!
  9. Don’t Give Up—Never judge your success by your first effort. You need to make a last three attempts.
  10. Be a Warrior, Not a WorrierThe next time a worry comes up, ask yourself: Will it really matter 12 months from now? Move on!

Imagine spending the next week not worrying about looking foolish, making mistakes, or spending excess time on matters that won’t mean squat a year from now. Doesn’t that make you feel CALM already?

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