Today I want to talk to you about something that everyone I know encounters on pretty much a daily basis: stress. It’s a part of life that can’t be escaped, so just how can you manage it?
The dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” So what’s important is to identify is the source of your stress. Where, exactly, is it coming from? Why is it happening?
Most likely it’s coming from outside voices and negative chatter/thinking. Things like “I’ve got to be perfect” and “What will other people think of me” are typical things that probably cross your mind several times a day without your even being aware of it.
Stress can show up in your life in a myriad of ways. Emotionally you can have anxiety and depression. Physically you can be up all night with insomnia and worry. Mentally you can lack focus, have poor judgement, and become overly sensitive.
While all of us would love a world without stress, the next best thing is to manage the stress we do have. The question to ask is “What’s feeding my stress?” It’s important to get clear on where that stress is based so you can move forward instead of staying paralyzed in one place.
There are so many ways to battle this everyday beast. First, you can give it to God. Rest. Get medically checked out. Evaluate your diet as many foods can stress your body. Do small things, one at a time…they add up and will give you “wins” to keep you motivated.
Another great way to combat stress is to partner with me and we will get to the source of what is troubling you. I have an array of tools in my toolbox to help shift your perspective and help you MOVE. Give me a call today at 972-578-4746 and we’ll get started right away. You don’t have to live with unmanaged stress one more day.