Dawn Tolbert

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#366Days

Handling Pressure #366Days Day 217

I watched the women’s final of Wimbledon today. No spoilers here, but the match did make me think about how we respond to stressful situations. 

I’m no tennis expert; Larry tried to teach me to play once and I wound up on my knees doubled over in laughter. I’m not exactly good at the whole eye-hand coordination thing. So don’t expect profound insights into the game. 

But the players today faced a stressful situation and responded beautifully. The challenge brought out the best in both of them, driving them to draw on strength and talent and endurance. 

That’s a great life lesson. It’s a much better way to meet stress than hiding in the corner with chocolate. 

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