Saturday, February 11, 2006

Stress Reduction Lesson One

“You know, patting animals is meant to reduce stress. Lower blood pressure or heart rate or something.”

“What, any kind of animal? Like, I don´t think patting a spider´ll reduce stress.”

“Well I guess just furred animals. Dogs, cats… guinea pigs…the usual things I guess.”

“Some spiders a pretty furry.”

“Yeah but you don´t pat them normally.”

“Scratch them behind the ears.”

“Have ´em roll over and scratch their belly so they kick their legs in the air.”

“….”

“Can I get a spider?”

“Umm… No.”

1 comment:

Reita Faria said...

stress reduction management starts with identifying the sources of stress reduction in your life. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Your true sources of stress reduction aren’t always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook your own stress reduction-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Sure, you may know that you’re constantly worried about work deadlines. But maybe it’s your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that leads to deadline stress reduction.