The more we focus on ourselves and our needs, the more stressed we become — isn’t that interesting?
The reason anxiety and depression are exponentially growing is that we’re faced with more problems, trying hard to deal with them and not being able to limit the number of concerns we have at any given time.
It is why Dale Carnegie warned us to talk in terms of the other person’s interests, ask questions rather than make statements and learn to become a good listener.
Even though he taught public speaking, happiness was a focus of not talking about yourself.
Have you seen In Treatment on HBO?
Compelling half hour shows about people who are essentially in a therapy session – it’s a hit perhaps because we love to talk about our problems.
You’ll never hear anyone thinking of others, focus on the needs of someone other than themselves or become skilled at using their ears more than their mouth.
Step one is get the focus off you and direct it to others to start feeling less overwhelmed.
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