Simple Ways To Combat StressWritten by John Hilbert
We live in a fast paced society which seems to be becoming more hectic by day. Every day we run into people who lose control and flip out. We, ourselves, do it on occasion. There's no way to change world around us so we have to try to control our inner world. We have to take care of our own mind, body and soul.
Here's a few very simple things that can make a big difference:
-take a walk every day- -limit caffeine and alcohol intake- -instead of watching television, read a book- -at dinner time, turn off TV, radio, and phone- -when it's sunny out, get outside as much as possible- -avoid negative people as much as possible without being rude- -try different things once in a while(stay out of ruts)-
How To Get From The Front Door To The CarWritten by Chris McDonough
Somebody (I don't know who) said that an INFP is someone who gets lost between front door and car. I am INFP and that statement describes me very well. An INFP will know that car is goal but will take so many side-trips (physical, intellectual, and emotional) that 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, because 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, tiger. He's aspect that surfaces to deal with practical world. The humour is in extremes. Most INFPs are somewhere along 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 is key. The business world, in particular, demands Thinking and Judging organizational skills. Under this pressure, an INFP can summon recessive TJ and place it in starring role, rather than its natural supporting role. If role reversal becomes permanent, cost to personal satisfaction is too high. INFPs in this situation are likely to have success, money, friends, and misery. They gave 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 plays 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 carries notepad; TJ writes in it. INFP deals with issues. TJ makes and reviews notes, writes memos, and keeps records. The unstructured job kept me happy as INFP. It's important to distinguish between kinds of decisions that I was happy with: they were based on long experience in a complicated field with right answers. I knew right answers. This isn't same as making snap decisions in unprecedented situations, which would not be ideal for an INFP at all.