Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chinese Proverb about Stress

I found this quote today; like it I do. I can relate completely.

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
Chinese proverb

I run around tense most of the time. Why? Because if I'm doing little, I think I should be doing something productive and if I'm doing something, I think it should be a bit better.

Conversely, when I lose myself in something (like playing Scrabble last night with my husband and daughter over a bottle of wine), I am relaxed. Was it the losing myself in who I am or was it the wine? I constantly second guess my success.

I need to work on this. A lot.


  1. I agree! I need to work on being less tense too. Let's do this together!

  2. That is a wonderful quote! Hey, just knowing you're stressed is a start. Then you can work on changing it.

  3. I love this proverb. It is so....right.

  4. Wise words indeed. I agree that awareness is the first step. That, and remember to breathe.


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