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Stress builds up, and so does boredom.  Stress lodges in your body in many ways, creating discomforts, and boredom impairs your brain functions.  Sometimes a person needs to recharge their batteries.  And a quick way to do this is to change your channel.  Remember old-fashioned TVs, with a knob that turned from number to number?  With each different number, you got tuned in to a different channel.  If you don’t remember seeing such a TV set in your real life, here’s a photo of one, above.

The beauty of this machine was that you were very aware of choosing what channel you tuned to.  If you were bored, you walked up to the knob and turned it, then found you were tuned in to something else.  The knob made a loud “clunk” sound when you turned it.

Today, I recommend you learn one of the most powerful stress management and recharge tools you could ever find:  change your channel.

If you are having bad thoughts about a recent argument, change your channel firmly to recall pleasant conversations; your brain and body will shift.  If you are dwelling on a neighbor situation you can do nothing about, change your channel firmly to focus vividly on the new baby in your family or another joyful thought; your brain and body will shift.  When you deliberately put a new program in your mind, your brain must let go of the annoying program, at least for a time.  If your mental program change is vivid and joyful enough,  your brain will produce more DHEA, the master hormone, literally making you more well, strong, and generally recharged.

Many people use travel to change their channel.  Pushing all other thoughts aside, they plan, plan, plan for a trip.  Their inner TV screen gets filled with vivid thoughts of cities or countryside or beaches.  Their inner TV screen shows places where they can stay, how they will travel there, and when exactly they will go.  When they actually take that trip, their mind and body are refreshed by new sights, sounds, and thoughts, and it’s impossible to remain in the old humdrum or stressed state of mind.

A friend of mine is a fund manager.  His entire stress management plan is, “Oh, I just go to London!”

 Oliver Wendell Holmes said:

A mind that is stretched by travel can never go back to its old dimensions.

Maybe travel is for you.  Maybe novels or movies are for you.  Maybe guided meditation is for you, taking you to streams and valleys and chapels in the woods that you would never have seen in your mind’s eye otherwise.

Whatever way works for you, it’s crucial to change your channel from time to time and refresh your brain and body chemistry.  And now you’re in the realm of Healthy Happy Loving Lifesm!


Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert and award-winning author who celebrates life.  She also is an ordained minister and has a natural healing practice. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within:  Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine.  The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office.   To email us, kebba@kebba.com .

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