Have a Stress Free Attitude!

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Written by Melody Stevens

A stress free attitude is about developing faith in yourself, humanity, and your spirit. Join author Melody Stevens as she shares “Have a Stress Free Attitude!

Written by Melody Stevens

Sound easier said than done? Actually, it’s simple to reduce stress in your life, and it’s absolutely possible right now. It’s all about taking courageous action and letting go of things that are out of your control, knowing that 99% of things are out of your control. (Including, but not limited to, what other people do or say.)

Be-Happy-Feel-Good-6A stress free attitude is about developing faith in yourself, humanity, and your spirit and/or your higher power. You develop the belief that you can handle whatever life throws at you, and that everything happens for a reason.

A stress free attitude allows you to be a more loving and productive person. It enables you to take risks that propel your life and career or business forward.

Sometimes getting into a stress free mindset requires work with a therapist, a coach, a member or the clergy, or with a support group. Other times, when you take action in your life, that will get you into a stress free attitude.

Here are some actions you can take now and on a regular basis to release the stress:

Think of something you’ve been putting off. An email? A phone call? Cleaning the mess in the trunk of your car? Then either do the task or delegate it!

Do you still have something you’ve borrowed from someone? Does someone have something of yours? Contact them, return or retrieve the item.

Write out your biggest worry. What is it? Bankruptcy? Divorce? Someone cheating or leaving you? Someone discovering a secret about you? Really play it out in your mind and get down into the muck. I want you to write the story and what you think might happen if your worst fear was played out. Write for as long as it takes for your stress to go away. (Usually people figure out a plan “b” or laugh at their own fears.)

Take time out to breathe.

Say “no” or “enough” to certain requests and other things that don’t serve you.

Keep the faith, develop the faith, know that everything is going to be okay.

Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
I have accepted that the only things I have control over are my own actions and reactions. Everything else is wildly out of my control. This includes how others react to me, how fast money comes into my business and how quickly I lose weight. I can influence these things through my actions, but ultimately they are out of my hands.

What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate my courage and ability to learn, grow and change. I appreciate that I am certain that I’m on a path of self improvement and that effects all aspects of my life.

What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
One of the most rewarding achievements in my life is writing and publishing my book “Become a Time Millionaire: 100 Ways to Gain an Extra Hour a Day.” It’s a way I can share my heart and hopefully help many many others in a big way.

What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
My not so perfect way is that I tend to leave things behind. My computer bag, credit cards, my keys, cell phone, my pocketbook…. Thank goodness the world is full of good people. I’ve been this way all my life. Certainly this is not my best quality but I’ve accepted that this is my not so perfect way.

How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my life!

About the author

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Melody Stevens

Melody Stevens says that the best teachers in business (and life) are the ones who have made the most colossal mistakes, and have lived to tell about them. A 15 year veteran music studio owner (now with 2 locations), singer, consultant, mother, wife, homeowner, Ms. Stevens has received an incredible business and life education and is here to share some of it with you. Her miraculous recovery from poor business decisions, workaholism, food addiction, codependence, ADD, abuse, chronic yo-yo dieting and low self esteem has earned her the title “Time Millionaire.” Ms. Stevens today has a successful company that runs almost completely without her, several additional business projects, a loving marriage and family life, a 30 pound weight loss sustained for over 3 years without dieting, and a life of fun, peace and joy. She spends her days on high dividend activities that earn her more and more time including working ON her businesses, not in them, participating in her exercise paradises, and with her family and friends that she most enjoys.

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