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Safe Stress Survival Strategies
What is the answer to modern duress?
Should you try Prozac?
Is it time to confess
To Ebay shopping – which may be a warning
When you're clicking madly at three in the morning?
But relax, have no fear...
The Stress Doc is here. So lay worries to rest…
Now listen and learn to Practice Safe Stress! ™
As you sprint to the wire with blood pressure higher
Timeless mind-body tips to heed
For slowing down, getting feet on the ground
And building Natural SPEED – Sleep-Priority-Passion-Empathy-Exercise-Diet.
Maximum learning must be REM deep
To be a beauty with mental acuity
Not that snooze-button bashing BLEEP!
For when it comes to daily slumber
Late night video/gaming is dumb and dumber.
You may think I croak like a grouchy old toad:
“Enough…Pull the plug on ‘just one more’ download.”
Alas and alack, when an insomniac
You are ripe for brain plaque
Even small brain attacks or dementia.
Beware numbing at night with pie ala mode
Better mind travel down a pine-scented road.
Or let sounds of the ocean
Sing a lullaby potion
While launching a dreamy adventure.
So, can you get seven hours, at least
When stress from your head crawls into the bed
And virals as a nightmarish beast...
Despite what you think you’ll need more than a shrink:
How do you find – without losing your mind…Aha!
Is there an app for a “multi-HYPER-texting ‘n tubeing-always on-
Facebooking-Skype-savvy” exorcist priest?
You can't do it all every day.
Urgent means now but important can wait.
Do you know how to "N & N"? –
Just say "No and Negotiate!"
I hope you’ll pardon my asking:
Oh, it’s just me, honey, your Energizer Bunny.
Running from quiet, your life is a riot.
Hmm…what is that “ADD” masking?
And we’re not talking sex, shoes, or fashion.
Don’t try to impress, better…
Learn to play chess
Or dig, dream, and dance in your garden.
Found in a caring shoulder.
But all give without take is a big mistake
For now you shoulder a boulder.
Find a stress buddy who knows TLC
One who gives “Tender Loving Criticism”
Yet also takes “Tough Loving Care!”
Start pumping iron or those thighs.
You may not need SSRIs.
Try thirty minutes of non-stop spin
For your mood uplifting endorphin.
Alas, many would rather die than try it.
To manage foods so often craved
Grieve, "let go," and then be brave
Sending diet fads to an early grave.
So eat those fruits and veggies
Try fish oils and soy protein.
For too much fats and sugar
Excess alcohol and caffeine
Is a rollercoaster formula
For an artery-clogged machine.
With final tips for you –
"A firm 'No' a day keeps the ulcers away, and the hostilities too."
So to lessen daily woes, "Do know your limits; don't limit your 'No's!"
Ponder this Stress Doc wit and wisdom
Try to live it day after day:
Burnout is not a sign of failure
You simply gave yourself away.
Remember, sometimes less is more
And more is really less.
Balance work and play, faith and love
And, of course...Practice Safe Stress!
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