How To Get From The Front Door To The Car

Written by Chris McDonough


Somebody (I don't know who) said that an INFP is someone who gets lost betweenrepparttar front door andrepparttar 126068 car. I am INFP and that statement describes me very well. An INFP will know thatrepparttar 126069 car isrepparttar 126070 goal but will take so many side-trips (physical, intellectual, and emotional) thatrepparttar 126071 car may never be reached.

You might expect, then, that an INFP would be at a total loss for organizational ability. This isn't true, becauserepparttar 126072 less dominant Thinking and Judging functions can be summoned at need to allow an INFP to perform organizational skills.

Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes is often given as an example of INFP. Calvin seems perfectly normal to me. I don't know why people think he's funny. But I recognize Hobbes,repparttar 126073 tiger. He'srepparttar 126074 aspect that surfaces to deal with practical world. The humour is inrepparttar 126075 extremes. Most INFPs are somewhere alongrepparttar 126076 middle range of Perception.

It is healthy to summon a recessive trait, to awaken a sleeping tiger, in case of need. It is also healthy to restrain this seemingly new power. Awareness isrepparttar 126077 key. The business world, in particular, demands Thinking and Judging organizational skills. Under this pressure, an INFP can summonrepparttar 126078 recessive TJ and place it inrepparttar 126079 starring role, rather than its natural supporting role. Ifrepparttar 126080 role reversal becomes permanent,repparttar 126081 cost to personal satisfaction is too high. INFPs in this situation are likely to have success, money, friends, and misery. They gaverepparttar 126082 whole show to TJ, who is exhausted, while poor FP starves.

Is INFP handicapped, then, in this highly organized world of ours? Not at all! A good example is my own specialty - what office workers call "putting out fires." My INFP playsrepparttar 126083 major role, flitting from crisis to crisis in true INFP fashion, analyzing and solving them, while my supporting TJ takes notes. I never go anywhere in an office without a notepad. In truth, INFP carriesrepparttar 126084 notepad; TJ writes in it. INFP deals withrepparttar 126085 issues. TJ makes and reviewsrepparttar 126086 notes, writesrepparttar 126087 memos, and keepsrepparttar 126088 records. The unstructured job kept me happy as INFP. It's important to distinguish betweenrepparttar 126089 kinds of decisions that I was happy with: they were based on long experience in a complicated field with right answers. I knewrepparttar 126090 right answers. This isn'trepparttar 126091 same as making snap decisions in unprecedented situations, which would not be ideal for an INFP at all.

Holistic Stress Management

Written by Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.


Stress is an inevitable part of life. Managing stress effectively is important for every person, but forrepparttar person dealing with chronic illness it is essential for optimal functioning.

There is good stress and bad stress. Even good stress can be difficult to deal with when oneís resources are limited due to chronic illness. Stress is an inherent component of chronic illness, arising fromrepparttar 126067 inevitable challenges, loss and limits it creates, therefore adding more thanrepparttar 126068 average level of stress to oneís life.

It is impossible to eliminate stress completely, nor would you want to, a certain amount of stress is healthy. The key is to find ways to minimize its negative impact on your life, cope effectively and reducerepparttar 126069 excess.

Too much stress or stress that is not handled effectively can affectrepparttar 126070 immune system, therefore symptoms may become exacerbated or new symptoms may arise, keepingrepparttar 126071 immune system overwhelmed. It may also make you irritable and interfere in your quality of life.

Try to incorporate some of these stress busters into your life.

~Donít take on too much at one time. Say no when you want to.

~Allow yourself to live within your limits. Donít push yourself too hard.

~Be patient, loving and forgiving with yourself.

~Take frequent breaks.

~Make adjustments in your life according to what your body needs.

~Pace yourself. Break tasks and chores into increments. Allow yourself adequate time to achieve tasks.

~Prepare ahead and plan resting periods after events you know will drain you.

~Make love or if youíre alone masturbate. Endorphins released during sexual activity are a great stress reliever.

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