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A Brief Introduction

Takinginto account the pace of modern life, it is pretty obvious why stressrelief is most definitely amongst the most topical issues today. Thisis why many people sometimes choose to wander strange lands in searchof a "magic potion" of sort, or in particular, somethingalong the lines of a meditation CD with lots of new age-ishcompositions which are presumably universally relaxing. While this isall fine in its own right, most people wouldn't really need to goabout all that business if they'd simply look for the answer insidethemselves – which is hardly as scary as it may sound.

Soaccordingly, this article explores those fields within reasonable boundaries (set by the limitations of an article).

What is "thegap"?

Accordingto the sources of this article, there are many different causes ofstress. However, and despite the said, there is one particular causewhich is shared by many (in fact, nearly anyone) suffering fromstress. This place is called "the gap" and itsrepresentation is the distance between where the person actually isstanding, and where he or she thinks ought to be at the point in time.

Anexample of this would be a medical professional who lives in the(according to him) most favorable neighborhood not only in his city,country or continent but also the entire planet, has a beautiful girlfriend who loves him, and plenty of time in-between patients toenjoy the beautiful parks and forests in his neighborhood (severaltimes per day, in fact), was – despite everything – once unsatisfied and felt the urge to achieve more. And this urge remaineda significant cause of stress in his life until his girlfriendcommented on their lifestyle and noted that it was just abouteverything they could possibly want at that point in time. Upon thisrealization, the doctor's stress almost immediately perished. This wasall thanks to his readjusted and realigned way of thinking.

Manypeople who have similar traits to those causes of stress mentionedabove could benefit beautifully from reviewing and reevaluating the reality of their situation. These reevaluations are commonly called"reality check" and their purpose is to reduce stress and,accordingly, increase efficiency – since stress is nothing but a burden and does a person's business no greater good than it does tohis or her psyche.

Theelements of a reality check would include gathering undistorted infoon the situation and reevaluating the circumstances, sometimes several-fold, to make extra sure that everything which could have beendone, was in fact done, and that the ambitions were properlysatisfied.

Afterall, it is pretty obvious that closing the gap and reducing thestress it causes will only allow for faster progress, whether thenature of the situation be a business or a personal prospect.

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