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Reducing Stress needs you to overcome your mind's negativity

Do you have any reservations?

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To reduce your stress, you'll need to overcome all the reservations, the misleading thoughts and any negative emotions your self-sabotage mechanism is giving you.

So this page addresses some of the more common objections the hijacked mind comes up with, enabling you to take advantage of this highly effective program to reduce your stress.

Self-sabotage can manifest as negative emotions as well as thoughts. So you need to overcome all negativity. If you allow self-sabotage to win, there's just one guarantee - your stress will not disappear on its own!

Once you've tried it, you'll have proof this reduces your stress. But without experience, how will you ever know? So if your mind is telling you that any of the following objections are true, click on its link before you decide to believe it. Check out negative thoughts before acting on them!
Disclaimer. This mini-seminar to reduce your stress is for adults, about adults and only for and about adults. It does not make any attempt to address issues relating to children or minors at all - that's a very separate issue which we don't cover here. Yet if you aim to bring up children to be more effective adults, you may find some of these perspectives rather useful.

I can't afford it

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Money is a major cause of stress
Yes, shortage of money can be a big problem. There are always other things to spend your money on, although this is a very, very modest investment! Is a few bucks to reduce your stress a big-ticket item?

The real question to ask yourself is: "Can I afford not to invest in learning more about this solution?"

You are reading this to reduce your stress, yet you know that achieving worthwhile results takes money, time, and energy. And part of the reason you find these scarce is because you stress so much!

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

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I don't have the time

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Lack of time is a major cause of stress
Yes, shortage of time can be a big problem. There is often not enough time when you're busy doing other things.

But everybody on the earth has the same number of hours in each day. No more and no less. Both the president and the homeless person idling on the street-corner have twenty-four hours a day.

The problem is actually a question of priorities, chosen in advance. What do you prioritize and how faithfully do you keep the important priorities you've selected?

Note that any time you spend reducing your stress is an investment - because it gives you something you want in the future. It makes you more productive, less stressed. You become more effective and find your life more enjoyable.

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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It'll take too long

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Yes, indeed, reducing stress can take time, perhaps even a fair amount of time. But is it worth it? The time it will take depends entirely on you and your context - where you are coming from. Along with your willingness to invest the time needed to improve your life.

But is a quick and easy fix all that you really want? Scratching an itch usually just alleviates the symptoms instead of resolving a deep-seated stressful problem.

This rational process is effective because it gives you all the time you need to let go of the misleading beliefs you hold as gospel. If you have had these inaccurate beliefs for many years, your hold on them may be tenacious and you'll give them up very reluctantly.

When letting go of stressful untruths there's no need to be unenthusiastic, of course. But most people are very resistant, so it can take quite a while. Your willingness to face the truth squarely determines how long you'll take.

Your efforts not only to comprehend, but also deeply integrate your new understandings with your current beliefs are important. When completely understood, the truth will reduce the stress which comes from your previous incorrect beliefs, because it corrects those beliefs!

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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This will never work

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You say this will never work, but how do you know? How can you know for certain? Have you tried it?

Since you are investigating this free online seminar, you cannot know how to reduce your stress, or you wouldn't be here! So you cannot know this is not the solution!

You'll only authentically know once you've invested time and effort yourself. But your self-sabotage mechanism hijacks the mind to give you negative thoughts such as this one. A common self-sabotage strategy is to reject a proposed solution without trying it out first. But how will you ever know that it works without experience?

The dilemma this profound mistake gives you is that you cannot be certain until you try it, and until you try it, you cannot be certain. Yet the proverbial proof of the pudding is in the eating!

You'll only know that it works once you're willing to try it. So do yourself a favour, just do it and then you'll know from experience that it does work. Your doubt and hesitation are just self-sabotage which won't reduce your stress, guaranteed!

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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But my beliefs are true

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Wonderful! This statement comes directly from the self-sabotage mechanism which has hijacked your mind to give you untrue thoughts - just like this one.
Believing your beliefs is a major cause of stress
How can I say this for certain? Because you use the word belief.

You don't say "I believe there's water in the glass" in front of you when you can see water there. You're certain so you say "I know there's water in the glass."

You only say you believe something when you do not know for certain. When you know for certain you don't just believe, you really know instead. But since you don't know for certain, how can you insist that your beliefs are true?

Even if we're talking about esoteric matters, a belief is still just a belief. And there's no certainty in belief, only in real knowledge which is both profound and authentic.

Much of the educational system doesn't seem to appreciate this distinction, although MBA classes do now aim to give their graduates genuine, real-life experience. There's a big difference between just
understanding and real knowledge.

Instead of experience, you hold onto beliefs with little power. Real power comes with real knowledge, which comes from authentic experience - your own achievements. Becoming an expert takes lots of energy, lots of practice! As you may have heard, there's no free lunch!

Yet just like understanding, knowing about something lacks the power of real, authentic experience. So stop disempowering yourself, give yourself the experience of reducing your stress, and then you'll know how, because you'll have the know-how.

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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It's too much effort

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Yes, it does take effort. And if you determine it's too much effort for now, then not to worry. Why would you bother if it's too much effort?

But results only come when you invest the time and effort needed to achieve them. You are reading this page, so at one level you do want to reduce your stress. But unless you prioritize the effort, how can you expect the benefits? Remember:

Your Life is in Your Hands!

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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It's too simple

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Yes, reducing stress can be simple. But simple does not mean easy. Some simple things are easy, and some are very difficult.

For example, getting fit is very simple. Do more than half an hours cardiovascular exercise three times a week and you'll get fitter. This is simple to say, but not that easy to do.

How about becoming more wealthy? If you always spend less than you earn, then your wealth cannot help but increase. It may be simple but it's definitely not that easy!

Or maybe you know someone who's tried to lose weight? Yet if you lose just a pound a month, you'll sooner or later get down to your ideal weight. Simple!

It's a common misconception to think that because something is simple that means it's also going to be easy to do. The simplest things can sometimes be the hardest. Check out does simple also mean easy?

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This isn't the solution

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You're reading this page, which means you do not know how to reduce your stress. So how can you say this is not the solution?

Your self-sabotage mechanism will sabotage you in any way it can. A common way is to hijack the mind to reject a possible solution without trying it out. But how will you ever know how well it works without experience? You need to check it out first.

You'll only know that it works once you've tried it. Yet until you've tried it, you don't know. Even though your mind may insist that you do! Which is incontrovertible proof that the mind when hijacked does not tell you the truth...

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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I tried what you say, but I'm still stressing

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Hmmm. That's curious, you say you've done what we suggest, so let's explore the problem.

Are you stressing about the same issue that you explored in detail? Are you stressing as much as before?

Either you didn't work on the real cause of your stress. Or you didn't faithfully follow every single part of every single step.

Perhaps you took some short-cuts? Did you think that every part of every step was there for a crucial reason? Or did your self-sabotage mechanism tell you that missing some steps would be okay?
self-sabotage is a major cause of stress
For example. Did you take the time to write down on paper (or on your computer) a couple of sentences clearly explaining the cause of your stress? Actually writing down the essence of the problem is essential!

Did you give yourself enough time to come up with several possible meanings? Did you write down all the possible alternate meanings, including all the opposites, no matter how ridiculous they seemed...

There are many ways to sabotage the process to reduce stress. And not bothering to take all the necessary steps is a frequent one.

Do you realize the self-sabotage mechanism gets energy from your stress, which is why you resist reducing it. When you stress, it feeds - which makes it stronger. So reducing stress will diminish self-sabotage and thus help you in every sphere of your life.

I recommend that you go over the process again on exactly the same cause of your stress. Ensure you follow all the steps entirely, as well as faithfully.

Then, if this still doesn't reduce your stress on this particular issue, please send us an email to tell us all the steps you've taken in detail. With all my experience - and I've had lots of experience with stress - I'm very curious to hear of anything this process to overcome stress doesn't work on. Please do let us know - I'm keen, very keen, to hear from you!

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They should change, not me

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Your mind tells you that someone else is the one with the problem, they should be the ones to change, not you.

And maybe they would benefit if they did change. But you're the one with the stress, which makes you the one with the problem! So stop giving your power away, fix your problem not theirs!

Do you know what you're really trying achieve? Perhaps your ultimate goal is to learn how to deal with stress more effectively. Or become more tolerant? Or more accepting? Or to discover that just because something is right for you, that does not always mean it's right for someone else.

Perhaps you believe you have a better handle on their life than they do. Or you may be convinced that the stress they cause in your life is wrong.

Yet how do you know? Even if you think you know, do you actually know for certain? Could this be yet another misleading thought your self-sabotage mechanism is giving you?

You perhaps have little idea of what you are really trying to achieve, let alone their real aim. So they may have an undesirable effect in your life, but does that mean they are wrong? They probably think they are right and it's you that's wrong!

The self-sabotage mechanism loves to blame other people, because then it continues to feed, and nothing changes. There's no power here, rather let it go...

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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Why should I believe you?

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You mind tells you, "I don't know you and you're contradicting someone I trust. So why should I believe you?"

This is a good question, a very good question!

First, any "should" disempowers you, so don't follow "shoulds" - ignore them. Only do something because you choose to do so.
Unnecessary doubt is a major cause of stress
Second, do not believe me! I don't want you to believe anybody - which includes me! We don't believe in believing. We believe in you checking out the truth instead.

Belief gives rise to all sorts of problems. So don't believe anybody else's thoughts - instead put in the effort to find out the truth for yourself. And then you'll know authentically. You lose personal power when you rely on someone else's thoughts.

Even if you trust them, how do you know they've investigated it thoroughly and know for certain. Even if they tell you this, you cannot be absolutely 100% sure.

But even then, when they do know for certain, they only got there by checking it out carefully for themselves. And you'll only know for certain if you do the same! So put your own energy into checking it out, and then you'll really know rather than just think you know.

Since you're here to reduce your stress - give yourself a chance! Only real experience - actually doing it - can prove that you can do it. If it's not that high on your priority list, then leave it for now. Wait until your stress becomes even more of a problem, and then you'll be less reluctant to prioritize the results you want.

But you already know that problems tend to get larger the longer you leave them. So why sabotage yourself by waiting? Resolve the problem when it's more manageable. Bite the bullet and just do it - invest in yourself today!

Go to Stop Stressing Today.

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Food for Thought

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"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."

Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist.


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