What stories about assassins can teach you about handling stress

Had a stressful week that I got through with some advice from a TV program [featuring spies, corrupt government officials, assassinations and fighting]. In one episode a new recruit is restrained with a contraption monitoring her heart rate. Only when she manages to bring her heart rate down does the locks of the constraint open. She manages it by breathing and acknowledging her fear and feelings of powerlessness.
Think what you may of my choice of late night entertainment, but the advice, I found, to be sound.

Breathe deeply and face your fears.

You might also enjoy Danielle Laporte’s post on striking the word “overwhelmed” from your vocabulary.

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