Taking a Chainsaw to the Stress of the Mundane

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Routine procedures and actions assist us to simplify many aspects of life and allow us to perform things on autopilot.

Doing the same thing repeatedly can make it mundane and ordinary.

It’s ironic in a way that too much routine can be stressful. The stress is generated by boredom.

May I encourage you to break up some of those routines and to replace them (even temporarily) with some new things.

It might involve sitting at a different place at the dining room table, or listening to a radio station you have never previously experienced. Perhaps you could drive to work a different way or try a new food or drink.

Wherever possible take a chainsaw to your routine (figuratively speaking).

Too much routine can dull the brain and rob life of zest and excitement and it may even increase the probability of neural pathology.

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John Townsend
John Townsend

My name is John Townsend and I have been working as a Stress Management Consultant since 1986. My seminar, Get Tough With Stress, has been presented to thousands of people throughout the world and shows people how to toughen up to stress and to transform stressful experiences into valuable learning experiences.

My clients include many of Australia’s largest companies plus Australian Government Departments and agencies. One of my greatest personal joys was to present my Get Tough With Stress programme to staff of the Australian Parliament.

Over the past 15 years I have been presenting to large numbers of Chief Executive Officers through an organisation called The Executive Connection (TEC). I have been privileged to receive the highest honours bestowed on speakers by TEC, an organisation dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of Chief Executives.

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John Townsend By John Townsend

John Townsend

John Townsend

My name is John Townsend and I have been working as a Stress Management Consultant since 1986. My seminar, Get Tough With Stress, has been presented to thousands of people throughout the world and shows people how to toughen up to stress and to transform stressful experiences into valuable learning experiences.

My clients include many of Australia’s largest companies plus Australian Government Departments and agencies. One of my greatest personal joys was to present my Get Tough With Stress programme to staff of the Australian Parliament.

Over the past 15 years I have been presenting to large numbers of Chief Executive Officers through an organisation called The Executive Connection (TEC). I have been privileged to receive the highest honours bestowed on speakers by TEC, an organisation dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of Chief Executives.

Follow John on LinkedIn: townsend-international-pty-ltd