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Good Morning Let the Stress Begin

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68 pages41 minutes

Summary

Causes of Stress Today

1. Super Woman or Super Man Syndrome
“Be all that you can be,” says the Army, and every other job or situation that we encounter.

2. Accessibility
We’re never alone. We carry our phones with us all the time, and e-mail lets us work any time, anywhere, 24/7.

3. Busy Calendars
We wanted to have friends to dinner on a Friday night and had to schedule them five weeks out for our calendars to coincide.

4. Analysis Overload1
Cereal—there are over 100 choices
Soap—249 kinds
Toothpaste—250 kinds

5. Consumer Orgy
How many TV’s do you have in your home?
Do you have more than ten pair of shoes in your closet?
Duplicate tools in your garage?

6. Hurry Syndrome
Today we use our DVR to automatically fast-forward over commercials. (This way we can watch a 30-minute program in 22 minutes!)

7. Living away from family
Having to travel long distances to see family and not seeing them often is stressful.

8. Traffic
We’d never even heard of road rage ten years ago. Now they plant trees and flowers to calm us down.

9. Facing our own mortality
Realizing we’re going to die some day and then what?

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