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Book Excerpt: Past Tense by Shawn and Ron Kilgarlin

Past tenseTitle: Past Tense: 365 Daily Tools for Putting Stress Behind You – for Good
Author: Shawn and Ron Kilgarlin
Genre: Self-Help
Pages: 452
Publisher: American Screening Corp

Stress Relief is right here, in your hands.

Are you tense and need a break? You will love this book! Open it to any page on any day. You’ll find guidance and useful tips that are positive, fun, light-hearted and profound so you can get the peace of mind you really need – right now. Whenever you feel bothered and annoyed, fearful, insecure, angry or frustrated, it is probably from on of these:

•Daily Hassles – traffic jams, lost keys, bills to pay, unruly children
•Workplace – office politics, lack of respect, unemployment, helplessness
•Environmental – noise, pollution, harsh lighting, crowds
•Life Changes – college, marriage, divorce, aging, emergencies, grieving
•General Anxiety – holidays, peer pressure, addictions, feeling inadequate

Don’t worry, we have you covered. Designed for easy reading and fast relief, Past Tense gives you 365 engaging “page-a-day” stories to put your stress to rest. Each one brings you a healthy does of feeling better every day of the year. Sprinkled with inspiring quotes, thoughtful sayings and profound wisdom from the world’s great philosophers, modern thinkers, and major religions, Past Tense give soothing, down-to-earth advice for people of all ages. Use it to get “past tense” right away – and stay that way for life!

Work Stress. Management Stress. Money Stress. Life Stress!
They’re All Part of Everyday Life, BUT…
There are practical solutions and secrets that you can start using right away:
Fundamental understanding and management of stress is within your grasp.
With its 365 engaging, “page-a-day” stories, Past Tense offers a healthy dose of stress relief for every day of the year. The book covers every stress-generating scenario imaginable while teaching: the full impact of stress on your life; how to react to any crisis with composure; ways to read the warning signs of stress burnout; and tips on becoming a master of new behavioral patterns that help you live a highly stress-reduced life.
Past Tense is guaranteed to provide guidelines for creative problem solving while giving you positive-habit-forming techniques for tackling difficult situations. In its alternately fun, light-hearted, yet profound pages, you’ll discover ways to reduce harmful stress and increase productivity across the spectrum in areas including:
• Daily challenges (traffic, lost keys, workplace woes)
• Workplace pressures (office politics, lack of control, job loss)
• Environmental stressors (noise, pollution, harsh lighting, crowds)
• Life changes (college, marriage, divorce, aging, grieving)
• Stresses related to family, holidays, peer pressure, addiction, and much more
Sprinkled with quotes, sayings, and profound wisdom from ancient philosophers, modern thinkers, and the world’s major religions, Past Tense offers down-to-earth, common sense advice that speaks powerfully to readers of all ages and cultures. Use this lively stress-handling encyclopedia to get “past tense” and stay that way – for life!

BOOK EXCERPT:

Let Fun Be Your Motivation

I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.

~ Steve Jobs

Stressing about your job?

Stressing about your lack of a job?

Stressing because you’re stressing?

And hey, don’t you just hate those folks who never seem to stress and always look like they’re having fun?

That’s why you’re stressed – you’ve forgotten the fun!

Kids seem to have fun a lot more than adults do, and most would attribute that to the fact that most kids don’t have much responsibility. If you think about it, though, that’s not true when kids get into school.

When they’re in school, they only get time to have fun during recess, and maybe not even then. Even in kindergarten, they’re expected to get along with others, color between the lines, take a nap when they’re supposed to, and do what their parents say.

Yes, stress starts early. We accumulate worries in life, bugged by homework assignments, people who make us angry, failures we have, disappointments that crop up.

Some folks, though, seem to always go “smiling through” the dark clouds that get others depressed and stressed out. How do they do it?

Two things: (1) they’re able to compartmentalize troublesome situations away from other times in their life that are less stressful, and (2) they think about all the fun they’ll be able to have without stressing once they know their responsibilities are taken care of.

Some people seem lucky – they get to do what they love for a living. Have you ever asked them how they got there? It usually comes down to their attitude. Don’t be surprised if they sound like inventor Thomas Edison, who said: “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

 

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