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Development | Reduce Stress

 

 

 

Development | Reduce Stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.  ~William James

 

 

 

 

ONES
Which self-statement causes Ones stress?
Stress inducing | What is going wrong here? What needs to be improved?
Stress reducing | Let me find all the things that are going well.

TWOS
Which self-statement causes Twos stress?
Stress inducing | What can I say or do to enhance heighten this relationship?
Stress reducing | Let the other person take 50% of the responsibility for this relationship.

THREES
Which self-statement causes Threes stress?
Stress inducing | How can I work something I know or done into the conversation?
Stress reducing | Let me just relax and enjoy this person and conversation.

FOURS
Which self-statement causes Fours stress?
Stress inducing | If only I had made other choices in my life….
Stress reducing | I’ve made some really wonderful choices in my life such as…

FIVES
Which self-statement causes Fives stress?
Stress inducing | If I give what they ask, they’ll demand more.
Stress reducing | I am fully empowered to give what I truly feel like giving at each and every moment.

SIXES
Which self-statement causes Sixes stress?
Stress inducing | How can I know I can trust – me, you, the situation, my assessment, my impulses?
Stress reducing | I can trust myself to know.

SEVENS
Which self-statement causes Sevens stress?
Stress inducing | I got the point; it’s not new; what’s next?
Stress reducing | I need to hear this fully.

EIGHTS
Which self-statement causes Eights stress?
Stress inducing | Who is in charge here; do I need to step in and take control?
Stress reducing | Sit back, breathe, and let someone else drive the car.

NINES
Which self-statement causes Nines stress?
Stress inducing | It doesn’t matter, I don’t matter, and it’s not that important anyway
Stress reducing | I matter.

 

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, the author of seven Enneagram-business books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs and training tools for business professionals around the world who want to bring the Enneagram into organizations with high-impact business applications, and is past-president of the International Enneagram Association. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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