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SOS - SUCCESS OVER STRESS Gloria Albert galbert@wellnessworksusa.com 310-393-6078 “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” ........Abraham Lincoln THIS MONTH: ARE YOU A WARRIOR OR A WORRYAH? How can you shift from being a Worryah to a Warrior? To be a Warrior means to take charge of your thinking, to choose to see opportunities instead of roadblocks, or to absolutely refuse to give in to your distressing mind. If you have a tendency to worry, here are four things you can do to stop yourself from spiraling down: 1. Make a decision, right now, to become a Warrior. All positive change begins with a decision - a choice to rise up to a whole new way of being in the world. So, if you tend to be a Worryah, make a decision to take charge of the most powerful creative tool you own: your beautiful mind. Tell yourself: breaths, and ask your subconscious mind to gently place an image in front of you. Go ahead. Do it now..... When you find yourself worrying about something, focus on your image so you can return your mind to a more resourceful state. “I am the ‘Master of My Mind’ and I choose to think positive, life-affirming thoughts.” Or make up your own version of Warrior speak. 2. Let your body lead. When you start to ruminate about something, catch yourself and immediately move your body in an outrageous way. This might sound a bit crazy, but let’s stay with it. Do something wacky with your body. For example, if you have a tendency to worry when in bed (before going to sleep or upon waking), the minute you start thinking troublesome thoughts, you might: * Go to the bathroom and make goofy faces in the mirror. * Get up and start dancing. big smile on your face. * Sit up and shake your head from side to side while holding a 4. Do something for someone else. Sometimes the fastest way to shift from “Worryah to Warrior” is to get out of your own head by giving support to someone else. We’ve all had those days when we’ve been strangled by worry and literally forgot what we were worrying about after spending time on the phone with someone who needed comfort, advice, or a listening ear. It always happens. Being a Warrior for someone else will instantly make you a Warrior for yourself. So how about it? Ready to make the shift? Shifting from Worryah to Warrior starts with one small step. Choose an idea from above and begin now. While worrying is a normal human behavior, you can limit the amount of time you spend in this suffering state by choosing to do something different. (This article is a reprint from Cheryl Richardson at cherylrichardson.com) So remember, slow down, find gratitude in what you have, take time to take care of yourself.....and BREATHE. The quickest way to shift your state of mind is to shift your body from the position it’s in once you start to worry. Try it and experience the magic for yourself. 3. See yourself as a Warrior. Take a few moments to find an image of yourself as a Warrior. You might see yourself sitting stick straight on the back of a beautiful white horse, dressed like a king or queen, holding a golden sword, armed and ready to slice away at any worrisome thoughts. Or, you might imagine yourself as a big majestic bird that drops any negative thoughts into a cleansing lake where they’re transformed into positive ones that allow you to feel strong, courageous, and resourceful. Then, see yourself flying back from the lake with a renewed determination to be an even stronger Warrior. August / September 2011 To find your own image, close your eyes, take several slow, deep About The Author: Gloria Albert, Director of WellnessWorks, has been a health consultant for over 20 years. Her approach to reducing stress and adding wellness to one’s life is practical, hands-on, proactive and fun. To find out more information, request a brochure or schedule a class, please contact Gloria at (phone) 310-393-6078, (e-mail) galbert@wellnessworksusa.com, or visit our website at http://www.WellnessWorksUSA.com. Please feel free to pass this information along to co-workers, friends, family. For more information on what we do, please be sure to visit us at http://www.WellnessWorksUSA.com. SSERTS REVO SSECCUS - SOS See you in October 29 http://www.cherylrichardson.com http://www.WellnessWorksUSA.com http://www.WellnessWorksUSA.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership Exchange - August/September 2011

Leadership Exchange - August/September 2011
Robert Half Legal
Member Connection Campaign
President's Message
Editor’s Message
Region 6 Officers
August Calendar
September Calendar
Save The Dates
September Chapter Meeting Notice
2011 Justice Jog Law Firm Challenge
Human Resources
Certified Document Storage & Destruction
Business Partner/Member Mixer | Justice Jog Kick-Off
Members-In-Transition Welcomes You
GLA ALA Section Reports
American Language Services
Merrill Corporation
New Members & Member Updates
Region 6 Conference
New Member Spotlight
New Member Drive Contest
Information Technology
June Chapter Meeting Recap
New Member Orientation Invite
Community Outreach Program
2011 Justice Jog
First Legal Network
Past-Presidents Evening Seminar Recap
Iron Mountain
Special Counsel
SOS — Succeed Over Stress
Innovative Computing Systems
GLA ALA Essay Contest
Board of Directors
Office Space Available Ad
Esquire Innovations, Inc.
Ricoh Legal/Ikon
Pride of Los Angeles
Technology Tip
CBM Services
Davidson Legal Staffing
Coach’s Corner
ESP Legal Technology
Business Partner Spotlight
ALA Webinars
ALA Legal Marketplace

Leadership Exchange - August/September 2011