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STRESS FOR SUCCESS, SECOND EDITION: Contents

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CONTENTS ORGANIZED BY CHAPTER


Begin

  • Title
    • Stress for Success, Second Edition
  • Copyright
    • Copyright © 2000, 2013 by Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  • ISBN
    • ISBN 978-1-878693-32-7
  • Dedication
  • Description

Stress Is Friend or Foe

  • 9 Aspects of Stress
    • List of the 9 Aspects
    • 1. Stress Is Space
    • 2. Stress Is Energy
    • 3. Stress Is Duality
      • 2 Polarities of Stress
    • 4. Stress Is Time
    • 5. Stress Is Comparison
    • 6. Stress Is Judgment
    • 7. Stress Is Imbalance
    • 8. Stress Is Goal
    • 9. Stress Is Motivation
  • Stress Can Be Positive
  • Stress Can Be Negative
  • Perfectionism Is Positive and Negative
    • 4 Steps for Perfect Perfectionism
  • Stress Everywhere
  • Dilemma of Stress
    • Nothing without Positive Stress
    • Negatives with Negative Stress
  • Balance and Stress
    • 10 Laws of Homeostasis
    • Homeostasis Everywhere

3 or 5 Kinds of Stress

  • 3 Kinds of Stress
    • 1. Movement Is Forward
    • 2. Movement Is Stuck
    • 3. Movement Is Backwards
    • Examples of the 3 Basic Kinds
  • Positive Stress Coping
    • First Example for 3 Basic Kinds
    • Second Example for 3 Basic Kinds
    • Third Example for 3 Basic Kinds
    • Positive Beliefs for Positive Stress
  • 5 Types of Stress
    • 1. Progress from Stress
    • 2. Slight Progress from Stress
    • 3. No Progress from Stress
    • 4. Some Loss of Progress from Stress
    • 5. A Lot of Loss of Progress from Stress
  • 6 Stress Questions

Stress Solution One: Work Choices

  • 4 Stress-Related Work Choices
    • 1. Chose Productive Work
    • 2. Avoid Unproductive Work
    • 3. Don’t Procrastinate, Escape, or Avoid Work
    • 4. Avoid Counterproductive Work

Stress Solution Two: Attitude Choices

  • Attitudes Create Stress
  • Perception Equals Reality
  • 3 Stress Attitudes Are Similar
    • 1. Positive-Realistic Demands = Positive Stress
    • 2. Positive-Unrealistic Demands = Negative Stress
    • 3. Negative Demands = Negative Stress
  • 5 Kinds of Control
    • 1. Uncontrolled
    • 2. Too Much Freedom
    • 3. Control and Freedom in Balance
    • 4. Too Much Control
    • 5. No Freedom

Stress Solution Three: Fix It or Accept It

  • 2 Healthy Options
    • Healthy Options Defined
    • Unhealthy Options Defined
    • 2 Productive Options
    • Example of Unhealthy Options
  • Choose to Problem Solve or Cope
  • To Problem Solve or Not
    • 3 Questions for Choosing to Problem Solve
      • 1. Do I Have—
      • 2. Can I Get—
      • 3. Must I Wait—
    • The Time Element
    • Find Help
  • Problem Solve the Changeable
    • 4 Things I Can Change
    • Fix or Change
  • 3 Rules for Problem-Solving
    • 1. Accept the Problem
    • 2. Return to Coping When—
    • 3. Return to Problem-Solving When—
  • 5 Es of Problem-Solving
    • 1. Evolve Options
    • 2. Estimate Options
    • 3. Execute One Option
    • 4. Evaluate that Option’s Success
    • 5. Experiment with New Options
  • Cope with the Unchangeable
    • 4 Things I Cannot Change
    • Accept and Cope
  • 5 Stages of Coping
    • 1. Accept
    • 2. Non-Resistance
    • 3. Non-Interference
    • 4. Surrender
    • 5. Peace
  • 5 Levels of Coping
  • Reinforce 2 Healthy Options

Stress Solution Four: 3Rs

  • 3 Rs of Problem-Solving
    • 1. Recognize
    • 2. Remove
    • 3. Replace
  • Recognize Negative-Stress Thoughts
  • Remove Negative-Stress Thoughts
  • Replace Negative-Stress Thoughts
  • Ongoing Solutions
  • Practice Both-And Thinking

Stress Solution Five: Can and Will

  • Demanding Fails Twice
    • 2 Demand Failures
  • 3 Kinds of Stress Demands
    • 1. I Must, and I Can and Will
    • 2. I Must, but I Can’t
    • 3. I Must, but I Won’t
  • Stress Is “The” Control Issue
  • Recognize Control Failure As Negative Stress
  • Remove “Can’t” and “Won’t” Control Failures
  • Replace “Can’t” and “Won’t” with “Can” and “Will”
  • Stress Simplified

Stress Solution Six: FAM

  • Loser to Winner Continuum
  • Develop FAM: Frustration As Motivation

Stress Solution Seven: Stress on Goal

  • Stress As Need and Goal
    • Need Part of Stress
    • Goal Part of Stress
    • Stress on Success
    • Dialectic of Stress
    • Turn Stress Under
    • Cope With or Use Stress
  • Human Affinity for the Negative
  • Stress Opposite

Assorted Additions

  • General Thoughts
  • Stress Reduction
  • Stress Structures Time
  • No Excuses
  • General Suggestions
    • Ask Yourself:
  • Work Is Wonderful
    • Work Quotations
  • Effort for Problems Or Effort for Solutions
    • Effort for Problems
    • Effort for Solutions
  • Suffer Well
    • Suffer for Good, Bad, or Nothing
    • Suffer Well or Badly
    • Examples of Suffering Badly
    • Examples of Suffering Well
    • Suffer Down or Suffer Up
    • No Pain, No Gain
    • Pain for Health
    • Admire, Despise, Pity
    • Don’t Focus Suffering on Others
    • Not-ing Suffering
    • Test Suffering
    • Suffer One Way or Another
    • Christian Suffering
      • 3 Rules
    • Related Scripture Quotations

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