a writing by James Stephen Thompson

How can I cope better with stress

The Palace of Westminster is in such a state of disrepair that it could burn down for a second time, senior officials in charge of a major overhaul have warned.

MPs are getting stuck in lifts and missing votes because of the scale refurbishment required at the Houses of Parliament, they said.

Part of the problem is that many of the building’s 3,000 windows of the building on the banks of the River Thames in central London will not close properly, further causing more damage to the fabric of the building designed by the architect Augustus Pugin.

Richard Ware, the director for the Restoration and Renewal Programme at the Palace of Westminster, said the £50million a year work programme only kept the building working operationally.

More fundamental work was needed to stop the building deteriorating further, referring to the last major fire in the Houses of Parliament in 1834.

Meanwhile through myself having interest in such subjects that relate to architecture and also finding myself recently tuned into the television station; Parliament, an interest relating to the subject has been building; well, within in the mind. Other occasions finding myself today out of the house and walking within such a quiet atmosphere beside the River Trent within the area of either central Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Through recently gaining the experience of spending time within other buildings such as warehouses and also learning more facts that relate to the state of health within the Houses of Parliament, why not make progress and build an identical building by art and design within, here in the East Midlands and bordering the River Trent.

Have it available for use in a variety of ways between the opposition of whatever the subject may consist of. Although of course thinking back to my days of experiencing scenes within the boardroom of the NHS, not allowing in such items as food, drink or cosmetics.

Perhaps, The match Liverpool v Swansea; fight it out between yourselves, or otherwise, two different religions. So many different subjects to choose from so to build up the desired knowledge of the necessary department having the need of refreshment in one if not a variety of ways.

Red or Blue; It's up to you! Make way to allow builders to start a major refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster alongside the River Trent upon land within the Heart of the country.

RESULTS - Liverpool 2 Swansea 3 - You See

Very strange indeed for myself to take an interest in such a sport as football, yet perhaps through how things have resulted I can now understand why.

Lightning can and does strike more than once in the same place. There is absolutely no physical, meteorological, geographical or geological reason behind why it cannot strike in the same place twice. In fact, every year lightning reportedly strikes conductors atop buildings and towers such as the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Tower between 50 and 100 times.

Many generations of students have consoled themselves for poor mathematics skills believing that even Einstein failed in the subject at school. But this is not true. He not only excelled in Maths but had mastered differential and integral calculus before he was 15. Einstein, however, failed to crack the entrance exam of the prestigious Federal Polytechnic School (or Academy) in Zurich, Switzerland at 16 years because he did not fare well in non-science subjects, especially French.

How do you feel when bad things happen? Do you bounce back from adversity or sob indefinitely? Emotional resilience, the ability that some people have to withstand stress, was once thought to be a genetic gift. You were either lucky and had it, or you didn’t and struggled. Studies show that teenagers who fail exams have an increased risk of depression as adults, while athletes who loose can feel long-term guilt and humiliation. But recent psychological research suggests that emotional resilience can be developed. A systematic review of what makes people able to deal with failure looked at results from 46 studies.

The study found that having higher levels of self-esteem, a more positive way of explaining why things happen, and avoiding perfectionist thinking were strongly linked to bouncing back when things go wrong. Dr Judith Johnson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Leeds and lead author of the review, says we can build resilience. “Self-esteem was shown to be significant in two thirds of the studies looked at in mediating the link between failure and distress,” she says.

She added that there are proven cognitive behavioural methods that raise self-esteem. You don’t have to believe you are wonderful to have emotional resilience, just that you are adequate. All you need to do is write a list of your positive qualities and examples of when you have shown them.

How you explain things also matters: if you attribute personal success to fluke rather than your own work and talent, then you are less able to use success to boost your self-esteem. If, however, you can brush off a disappointment by attributing it to external factors, such as not getting a job because they wanted a different skill mix, then you have the equivalent of emotional armour.

Finally, if you have perfectionist tendencies, lower them. Perfectionists hold rigid standards that don’t bend in the stormy weather of life. Johnson says we need to set more realistic standards. ‘‘Encourage people to be the best they can be,” she says. “If that doesn’t work out, then they should be assured there is a plan B or otherwise perhaps, plan C. Being happy doesn’t depend on passing an exam. Flexible thinking is very important, especially in the young.”

She also advises self-awareness and noticing when you are stressed. “Negative emotions tap into the basic instinct of fear, so they narrow your life. If you feel stuck, do something that cheers you up. You need to plan these things into a schedule – doing them will help calm your negative mood, even if you do enjoy them a bit less than usual.” Other research shows that the support of friends or family also helps emotional resilience, as does being physically active.

It had been back when my years of employment were at the stage of opening, naturally falling well before the period of such a tantrum in ways of scenes when the computer technology began sailing in, our office had been dealing with all general medical records that were now ready to move on from the stage of occupying so much valuble space as A4 size folders and be micro-filmed down to a reel of film each having to it an average of 3000 x 16mm processed negatives. Also back at the time when I myself commenced, all medical records were at the point of beginning a third round dealing with all patient records still in file from the previous round within what had been the filing areas within the Nottingham General Hospital.

Series A back at the start of when the subject micro-filming had first come into use, being of patients who were no longer attending or had not attended a hospital appointment for over a reasonable period of time. Once all records available had been dealt with in ways of either refiling back among the total number at hand reaching close to 350,000, or otherwise micro-filming all of the necessary patient information from all folders that were now to be torn apart so as to explore and search both high and low so to prepare to enable to pass on and be filmed. Once all would have been dealt with, then time to start over again on a second round or otherwise; series B.

During my period of years of dealing with the subject which would have also brought in the part of preparing a variety of clinics for various hospital consultants, there would have come the seldom occasion of when the required folder by number would have been absent from its resting place. Panic, does the most recent consultant who had been navigating his own way from the required information within the cover still have that folder? Had the one required folder been received back from the consultants secretary who had updated it with the called upon information? Had the one particular folder been misfiled back amongst so many? So much in ways of medical problems that so many are having to go through with it is so clear to observe.

Why can’t man understand the Gospel like any other discipline, science or topic he’s analyzed under the sun? Because God has intervened to make it an issue the mind cannot fathom until the heart is given over to Him. Perhaps the folder of information had been requested from a hospital elsewhere upon the land within this country? Or then, judging by the date of birth here amongst other small pieces of such valuble information available, could this folder of medical notes have now been microfilmed on series C?

Send every wave as rolls on it's way, searching high searching low searching each little bay, where is the one I adore? Eventually and through true faith in the Lord our Saviour, it is time to rejoice; Why can’t man understand the Gospel like any other discipline, science or topic he’s analyzed under the sun? Because God has intervened to make it an issue the mind cannot fathom until the heart is given over to Him.

1 Corinthians 20 v 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? Who might the 3 types of people described in v 20 represent? “The wise man” is everyone in general (someone applying their intellect), “the scribe” is the Jew (someone looking for a confirming sign), and “the debater” the Greek (someone seeking to explain things through a higher wisdom). The world today displays its foolishness in regards to the Gospel not because of its lack of knowledge, but of its lack of faith in Christ crucified.

1 Corinthians 26-29 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.

Yes, without doubt, my favorite song from among so many that would so closely fit in with a good number of my experiences over the years of employment within the NHS being; Petula Clark with her song;- My friend the Sea, or maybe C. Or then once such vitally required information is retrieved, follow the steps of the NHS management and the scenes to evolve around Trent Parliamnt too. Wake up;- IN THE NAME OF JESUS..WE HAVE THE VICTORY.... J Peniel pour Jesus.

For it had been back at the time of myself experiencing my final hospital appointment following on after such a serious although successful neuro-operation so many years back today, when the professor himself through being unable to follow such success in ways of being saved, through such a lack of response in ways of activity from within the mind, made it plain that both wisdom and power works for our redemption.

1 Corinthians 1v18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are 'being saved' it is the power of God. Have the faith, exercise so as to keep a constant supply of fresh blood from the heart on a constant flow so as for aid to rebuild in ways of strength so as to bounce back to a strong and safe body that is guided on by God, through aid of the Holy Spirit.

I so much loved all the physical activity in ways of an urgent request relating to medical information of a particular patient suddenly being brought to the attention of NHS staff members. Yet all that so many were able to respond with was a blank facial appearance with their mouth dropped open. They could see no further!

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