Tension and Relaxation

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. - Chinese Proverb

Whenever I’m in a state of tension: stressed, anxious, angry, fearful, or sad, my judgement is clouded. I often make suboptimal decisions or have done or said things I regret. I’m not able to perform at my best. I’m simply not myself when I feel tension.

I feel like myself when I’m relaxed. I make better decisions. I’m present in the moment. I’m creative. I give off a positive vibe. I can focus.

January 16, 2022

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