STRESS Management Monthly Tip
2017 Summer Tip of the Month
Over the past few months, I have been meeting lots of people who have serious stress issues. Many of these are Veterans and family members of Veterans. Others include those who have recently lost a loved one or are in situations where a loved one has serious medical conditions. The one common element of our conversations were that each one needed someone to talk to about their situation and each one ended with the shedding of pain through their tears.
As much as it hurts to talk about our innermost pains, it is even worse not to talk about them. So to those who are hurting on the inside, find someone to talk to. Look for a good listener who is willing to devote the time with you to listen with passion and empathy. And to those who are not hurting and are willing to help, remember that even if you are willing to listen, you must do so when you are able to spend the time that is needed for them to let out those feelings. If you have time restraints, ask the person if you can schedule a time when you both have time. If you are looking at your watch because you have someplace else to be, you won't be of much help to that person in need of your attention.
Both parties will receive a benefit from this relationship. Blessings, Dan