Day 315: How to spin less

When I woke up this morning, I knew I wanted to write a post about ways to reduce stress.

Why?

Because I knew that would help me, people!

(Psssst! That’s always my first priority, when I write a post:  Helping myself. Not a bad place to start, I think.)

Anyway, I was thinking of possible titles for the post, but not loving any of them.

Then, I read this wonderful post, by findingmyinnercourage, named “The World Can Spin Without Me.”

That post gave me lots of gifts, including the title for this post.

So how can I reduce my spinning — my stress —  today?

  1. Notice what thoughts, behaviors, other people, etc. help me.
  2. Increase the presence of those.
  3. Notice what thoughts, behaviors, other people, etc. do not help me.
  4. Decrease the presence of those.
  5. Recognize that I may have trouble telling the difference, sometimes, between #1 and #3.-
  6. Forgive myself for that.
  7. Repeat Steps 1 – 6.

Voila!  A formula for spinning less.   Feel free to try that out today, and let me know how it goes (if you choose).

One more thing, before I leave for work, spin-lessly.*

I want to include an image. For that, I shall consult photos I have recently taken.

Here we go!

Image

Another tip about how to spin less: Wait your turn, gracefully.

Thanks to graceful spinners of all kinds and to you — of course! — for reading today.

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* A made-up word, meaning “with less spinning.”

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Day 315: How to spin less

  1. I hope your spin-less day stays that way and nothing causes you to start spinning again.

    • Actually, I thought I had lost this post this morning and started spinning about that. I stopped spinning, and then discovered that the post was not lost, after all.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Ronnie.

  2. A lesson for me today. Thanks 🙂

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