The F.I.E.R.C.E. Life
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Stress Does NOT Go With My Outfit
Are you wearing any STRESS today?
How does it feel?
Does it go with YOUR outfit?
Stress is something that has become the norm and in many circles can even be a badge of honor, similar to the glorification of busy. Been there...still there?
However, we know that when we experience, feel, & wear our stress for any period of time, it feels a lot less like a badge of honor and more like a 20-ton load on our backs, for all to see.
And, as I recently learned, your body will give you a WAKE-UP CALL, in my case SHINGLES, if you ignore any of the warnings for too long.
It's a bit ironic actually... this whole stress thing... since stress was something we needed back in the "running from a lion to save my life" days as a natural way to keep us safe.
In today's world, we've manipulated that fight or flight response in a way that's causing harm & draining our energy faster than the lion we were running from.
The good news is that we also have a relaxation response ready at disposal. It is simply a matter of learning or remembering how to FLIP it.
Just a quick note about stress before we dive into the flip…
"Stress spelled backwards is DESSERTS.
Coincidence? I think not!"
Yes, we are well aware that feeling stressed can lead to eating desserts; and while the occasional treat can & should absolutely be enjoyed, the combo of sugar & stress is a double whammy of inflammation & fatigue which only speeds up that energy drain.
Instead of reaching for "desserts" the next time the stress monster strikes, try one of the 3 ways below to FLIP it to the relaxed side....
3 Ways To Turn Our Stress Response Into a Relaxation Response:
Choose one or all three to help you whittle down your to-do list to a manageable size on a daily basis
Which one sounds most relaxing to you?
Which one are you most likely to try?
I'd love to help guide you and answer any questions you have!
Believing in YOU,
~ Coach D.
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