Imagine this: think of yourself as a primitive organism, a tube with a valve at each end. One end is the STRESS IN end, the other is the STRESS OUT end. Stress goes in one end and out the other. We can deal with stress by letting in less of it (perhaps by changing careers) or by opening up the OUT end so the stress that gets in can get out: meditation, aerobic exercise, sex, beach, massage, or whatever works for you. The goal is not to eliminate stress but to manage it: let in less and/or let out more. If it flows through you, all is well. If it builds up, you have a problem. Here are two simple questions:

How can I reduce stress?
How can I let more stress flow through me without it getting bottled up inside?

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