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Take Control of YOUR Stress: A Simple Approach for lasting well-being

May 03, 2024

How often do you find yourself battling stress throughout the week? Is it a fleeting feeling or a constant companion? More importantly, do you know where stress resides within your body?

I always ask my students these questions, and their answers consistently reveal just how prevalent stress is in our lives. Interestingly, in all my years of teaching, only three people - two retirees and a library director - have ever told me they haven't felt stress in the last week.

Whether it’s the weight of professional responsibilities or the demands of everyday life, stress touches us all.

Surprisingly, I have found many people aren’t even aware of where they harbor stress within their bodies. It's a revelation that underscores the need for heightened awareness.

Did you know that a staggering 83% of working Americans grapple with stress on a daily basis? Yet, despite its prevalence, managing stress often eludes us until it escalates into chronic exhaustion or burnout.

But here’s the good news: mastering stress doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge. It begins with a simple yet profound shift in awareness. By recognizing those initial signals – the fluttering in the stomach, the tightness in the chest, or the clenching of the jaw – we gain the power to intervene before stress tightens its grip.

Imagine taking a few intentional breaths, shaking off tension, or pausing for a moment of meditation whenever stress rears its head. These small acts of self-care can make all the difference, replenishing your reserves and bolstering your resilience against life’s challenges.

Have a look at my video above for some more ideas on these stress relieving practices.

Yes, it sounds straightforward, but in practice, it requires commitment and consistency. We must be willing to confront stress head-on, rather than futilely attempting to evade its grasp.

If you’re ready to embark on this journey of self-discovery and resilience-building, I invite you to join my membership program. Here, you’ll find an array of practices, classes, and personalized coaching designed to support you every step of the way.

Together, let’s transform stress from a formidable foe into a manageable force for positive change. Your well-being is worth investing in, and I’m here to help you realize its full potential.

Looking forward to welcoming you aboard!


*American Psychological Association's "Work in America Survey: Workplaces as Engines of Psychological Health & Wellbeing 2023