Darting Arrows of Stress

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The syrupy famous Chef Mrs. Paula Dean herself was interviewed on a local radio station. She simply tickles me! Her optimism and joy for family and comfort thrill me. Although, I’m sure eating all those yummy foods would get me at some point, if you know what I mean. She was talking about how many shows she’s been on recently, her new restaurant, and the joys of her family. She chuckled and said,

“You know how you can’t hit a moving target? Well I just don’t stop movin’!”

How true is this for most of us? We are afraid it will all catch up with us if we slow down. It ends up being a vicious cycle if you think about it: you stress if you slow down, you stress when you speed up; then eventually you simply crash.

If you are darting from the arrows of stress, where do you go?

  • Who do you turn to?
  • What are your patterns?

Some of us eat, some of us yell, some of us sleep. Either way, this whole dance of darting the arrows causes a lot of stress for you and for the people around you.

What do you think would happen if you slowed down?

  • What is the worst thing that could happen?
  • What is the best thing that could happen?
  • What is another viewpoint on slowing down?

Keep on diggin’! Keep on asking and answering. This way you will get a clearer picture as to the core issue.

Get that armor off, quit running in the wrong direction. Slow down!

~Author: Sarah A. Miller, MA at Miller Counseling Services, PC

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