I love weather! Sometimes I think I should’ve been a meteorologist. But lately I’ve noticed they’ve become a little long-winded, give too much information, and bottom line – they still can’t tell me, 100%, if it’ll rain or not. I have a better sense of it through my nose. So, what’s a person to do?
It’s the same with stress. You don’t need complicated apps, an eco-trip, or some other super techy gadget to help you stop negative stress in its’ tracks.
You need you.
Living At The Corner of Relaxation Avenue and Calm Street
A solid foundation, an intimate awareness of your unique sources and symptoms of stress will help you inoculate yourself and keep the negative stress wolves at bay.
This month, I’m keeping it short and sweet. If you take to heart the following 3 easy ideas, you’ll be on your way to living at the corner of Relaxation Avenue and Calm Street.
- As you go through your day, notice your emotional and physical feelings. Don’t run from them, but become very clear on how you’re feeling. Then decide whether or not to act on them. For example: if you’re angry that your 17-year old still hasn’t taken out the trash, think about what could be going on for her. And then you remember she’s studying for her AP Spanish exam. Now what are you going to do?
- Notice how often during your day, you have the thoughts, for example, “I want….”; “I hope…”; or “I feel”. Just notice them, don’t try to change them. But as you do this, you may notice the focus remains on you. Just as in number one, you could become inquisitive and ask others, from a genuine space, how they’re doing. This could take you out of yourself and create a better, deeper connection with others.
- When you are with others, actually be with them. No more making shopping lists, or worrying about the drive home. Be completely, emotionally, and well as physically present.
What do you think? Gonna try these this month? Think of it as an experiment and see where it takes you.
As always, I love helping women live happier lives. Whether you call it depression, anxiety, stress, or nerves, I’d like to help. I invite you to call me at 512.680.2874 for your free 15-minute phone consultation. Let’s discuss how I may be able to help. If we decide to meet, I’ll have chocolate waiting for you.
Looking forward to hearing your story and helping you feel better,