Get Off My Chest

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“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.”

Garson Kanin

Relieve stress by taking pictures, coloring, painting, drawing, writing, reading, writing haiku, taking walks, exercising…

Keep Busy

Empire State Building, New York
Empire State Building, New York; Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874 – 1940); New York, New York, United States; 1931; Gelatin silver print

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

– Lee Iacocca

Quite a photo; from The Library of Congress.

Infectious!

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Title: Pilar Morin as clown/mime: head and shoulders, facing slightly left; smiling Date Created/Published: c1895. Medium: 1 photographic print.

Start each day with an infectious positive attitude!

I believe in this. I believe in starting out the day happy. I used to work with people who were huge bummers in the morning: the walking dead. Nothing like working with a bunch of ungrateful zombies throughout the day!

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

In Your Power

Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico] Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.? Medium: 1 slide : color.
Title: [Two people kneeling, working in a field, possibly in Puerto Rico]
Creator(s): Delano, Jack, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1941 Dec.?
Medium: 1 slide : color.

“Never be hard upon people who are in your power.”

—Charles Dickens

If you have power, you need to be NICE to people. Have you ever worked for someone who abused their power? Happens a lot, unfortunately. I despise people who abuse their power.