Four Ways “Musts” or Demands Cause Stress

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My Negative Stress Is My Choice

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“The truth is what is. And what should be is a fantasy—a terrible fantasy.” —Lenny Bruce

“If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand.” —Bill W., AA Grapevine


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MUSTS & DEMANDS

4 Ways “Musts” Cause Me Negative Stress

  1. I think reality must not be what reality is.
  2. I have a must for others that I cannot enforce.
  3. I have a must for myself that I cannot follow.
  4. I delay completing or following my must or demand that I can follow or complete.

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“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” —I Peter 2:20


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11 Irrational Beliefs Disputed by REBT

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Related Pages of Free Information

  1. Coping Skills: Free Help
  2. “Musts” or Demands Useful?
  3. REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy): List of Pages
  4. REBT & 4 Kinds of Demands
  5. REBT Website Pages: External Links
  6. Food Focus for Managing Stress: External Link

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