In dealing with your spiritual and personal well-being, you
our lives are like prisms.
We pass on or
influence the light we ourselves take in.
Recall that Hans Rassier concluded that all stress was damaging
to one's emotional and spiritual well-being.
Are aware that the effects of stress rarely "sneaks up" on us,
but rather one can see the difficulties coming.
Must seek ways to rid your life of stress.
One half of the "double bind" that clergy feel can lead to stress is
Having to deal with other chaplains.
Making unnecessary sacrifices.
Lack of fulfillment.
When you compare
Recognize that it is equally difficult for all of you to measure
Must be aware that as a chaplain it is more difficult to point to
a concrete achievement as the other officers can.
Find little or no similarities in the scope of your duties that
will likely create stress.
Find that expectations to do more are much higher for chaplains.
The one crucial ingredient for dealing successfully with stress is
a strong sense of self worth which results in a firm personal
Being able to see the positive long-term results of your
commitments that vie for your time and energy.
Setting and maintaining realistic personal goals and objectives.
It has been determined that those who find satisfaction in ministry,
Maintain a strong sense of spiritual reality.
Know how to deal effectively with stress.
Have a firm religious upbringing.