Ourselves In The World of Stress

Lisbeth
Posted October 19, 2018

It was just after a weekend, the last day before the working week begins, you are a Chief Executive Officer, Manager or any other senior working staff in your department or organization. A whole lots of staffs are under your care and all look up to you in the office, a) your mannerisms, b) attitude and c) your culture become even very important to them. These,  you have notices and you are doing your very best to not disappoint them. Your hairstyle you choose carefully, your clothing's are not left out, you try to put your body in shape as you were when you got the audience and above all your qualities have become reminders every day. You watch what you say even when you are hurt, you eat special kind of food as a delicacy but inside you wants the ordinary food, however, you can't eat because your status has already been raised above such dishes. You have a particular class of friends, your executive like friends, you have same clubs membership, you save in same banks, you have same hobbies, you have same cars or more so much closer in class etc

Is this how you are living? Or have you lived like this before? What was the outcome of such living? Counting benefits or losses? Well,I guess losses will be more than blessings. Yes, is true you are a first class woman, you are the class of the executive but something is missing, which is "Caring for Ourselves"  Caring is more base on our self acceptance, identifying our limitations, its about personal care for Ourselves, its about been there for our love ones or family members, it about creating opportunities for our societies, above all is about love.

If we focus on my introductory lifestyle, we will miss a lot and we will always be under stress. You want to walk on the street and laugh out loud with an ordinary who makes you happy but you cannot, You want to wear a particular hairstyle but you can't, instead of jogging in your neighborhood you have to go to the gym, you want to buy food in the street but you have to go to the restaurant, you will love to eat local food but you have to go for the package, you love to send common text messages but your statues make it impossible then you will call the following morning when at work, you will love to close from work to pick your children, however work cannot allow you many meetings to attend. You cannot do small small things like laundry, grocery, walking your pet, picking the newspaper, watering the lawns or flowers, attending to the rain Forest at your back yard etc

Your kids can never play on the bed with you because you are the disciplinarian type, you like your bed lay neatly, your parents have to call you before any visits for appointment because you do not always have time, your husband wants to feel your breath before you brushed your teeth but no way for you its dirt. 

Today, the world we lived in is full of stress already, adding up to such stress will exhaust us, drain and suck our blood then before we realized its rather sickness and death, then all our so called friends who we were putting up this show for them will turn and be shock about our mishaps. In self care our heart condition is first number one to be protected. You protect your heart by doing what you think will make your heart glad, the abundance of the heart is what the mouth speaks. In other word when your heart condition is good it reflects on you as a person. Whether you eat health or junk food, it will reflect in the heart. So number 1. Spirituality:- this necessary means develop godly qualities, love, unity, compassion, affection, mercy, humility, kindness, gracious speech to encourage others, forgiveness and thanks giving. Honestly, with these qualities you will never developed stress, you will actually be stress free person in a stressful world. Someone hurt you, you forgive the person, you are suppose to be promoted but this was given to another person. Humility will help you accept the situation and not be resentful, give love to all family members and that love will find you, show kindness, compassion for all in need if you can, it can be through gracious words form of encouraging. With all these your enemies will be few and hence you will be love by the majority in your society.

Point number 2:- Physical health keeping, already I touch on this in the early paragraphs. Do all the stupid things that you want to do, run after the dog, water the lawn, go to the farm if you can, clean the rain forest, find time and pick your kids from schools, eat the local foods not the packages, etc

Come to realised that you alone can make yourself happy, you can defend your code of happiness, happiness is not about money, its about appreciating what you got, not about many friends but those who appreciate you. Its not about providing for the family but knowing its your responsibility, its not about loving your husband but about having deep respect for his views. Cut off the so called friends if they do not appreciate you. Do what you think is best? Accept advice but not blindly, evaluate it, be proud of yourself personally. 

This is my methodology of easing stress around me. Nevertheless, I wish one day I experience the executive class working woman so my experience will be compared and contrast haha. This story was based on organizational behaviors that I observed.  Remember food is good for the body but Water is LIFE! And enter into Rest. Rest! Rest! Rest!

Hope you enjoined reading. Thanks

This story was submitted in response to Caring for Ourselves.

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Jill Langhus
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

Hi Lizzy,

Thanks for sharing your personal experiences and recommendations for how to care for ourselves. I agree that spirituality, physical and mental health are all good ways to take care of ourselves, and to avoid stress.

I hope you're having a good day.

Good luck with your story submission:-)

Lisbeth
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

Hi sis. Jill,
Thanks for appreciating my article. Yes you are right :-)
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Lisbeth

Jill Langhus
Oct 21, 2018
Oct 21, 2018

You're welcome, dear:-)

You, too!

ARREY- ECHI
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

Hello Liz,
Thank you for sharing what caring for ourselves mean to you.
I agree taking care of the physical, mental and spiritual go hand in hand and I hope when you reach that executive, you will keep doing what you do best for your happiness ;)

That said, my truly successful people are those who remain true to themselves and humble despite their very deep pockets when they climb up that ladder.

I will do all you mentioned above except laundry. I hate laundry!

All the best with your submission.

Lisbeth
Nov 04, 2018
Nov 04, 2018

Dear Arrey,
Thanks for your highlights. I do agreed that no matter how far we reached humility still remains our source of happiness :-)

It will call for humility to put others before you when you reach such executive haha

Try the laundry, its fun ;-)
Hugs
Lisbeth

Lily Habesha
Nov 17, 2018
Nov 17, 2018

Lisbeth,
I like your way of caring for yourself or how to care ourselves. In three ways, spiritually, mentally and physically we should feel good. The world is full of stress these days.
Thank you for sharing your ideas and experiences.

Lily

Lisbeth
Nov 19, 2018
Nov 19, 2018

Hi dear,
Am glad you like it :-). Puuha the stress is too much nowadays
Thanks
Lisbeth

Lily Habesha
Nov 17, 2018
Nov 17, 2018

Lisbeth, Di you make the doll and its matress?
I love them.

Lily

Lisbeth
Nov 19, 2018
Nov 19, 2018

Dear Lily,
I know how to do them but this was a friends doll.

Regards
Lisbeth

Lisbeth
May 13
May 13

Hi Dad,
Right will inbox u here. Thanks

Khai Jhoei
Jun 03
Jun 03

The world demands so much from us especially to women. Your sharing is something that we women can learn from. Thanks

Lisbeth
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thanks very much for the encouragement. It splendid you could learn something from.
Regards