- Are you tired, and having trouble thinking of when was the last time you gave yourself good attention?
- Do you work terribly long hours and feel like you don’t have time to take care of your health?
- Are you stressed, out of shape, and maybe even medically at risk?
A lot of successful people are going so fast and feeling so stressed that over time they lose perspective about what matters most to them. They get into a mind-set which consistently repeats, “If I just push harder and faster, I’ll catch up. Then I can slow down and relax.” The truth is, I have coached hundreds of people who are trying to get caught up first, but that way just doesn’t work. If this sounds like you, there is a way out.
I will support your creating a new perspective on how you are living, and I will partner with you to put new systems in place so you can have the time and quality of life that you want. While this will require you to make a different kind of effort, it’s likely that you’ll have pleasure doing it.
Together we’ll examine all the stressors, lay them out on a table, so to speak, and take a careful look at how things can be reshuffled, eliminated, or delegated – at least that can be the beginning. You have to get a little breathing room in order to figure things out.
What is stress?
Stress is a psychological and physiological response to events that upset our personal balance. Stress is what our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing internal and external environments. However, contrary to popular belief, stress is not the challenging events that happen to us, like having an argument, being reprimanded, a divorce, a loved one’s death, breaking a beloved momento, or getting a driving ticket. These events are the stressors. It is our response to what happens to us, that comprise stress. Too much stress, or a strong response to stress, can be harmful.
See if you can notice it and think about the causes. Where does the stress come from?
Stress is largely based on our attitudes.
Stress can be linked to external and internal factors, though it is the internal – or the way we react to external situations – that actually causes stress. That’s a good thing, because luckily, it’s the one we have the most control over. It’s not the ‘potential’ stressor itself which is the culprit, rather it is how you perceive it, your attitude toward it, and how you handle it that determines whether a current challenge will lead to stress.
- Some days little things can throw you way off. This happens to all of us, and chances are we were out of balance prior to the event. At other times, we manage big challenges without a lot of effort.
- Ultimately, it is our automatic reaction to stressors that determines, in large part, how much stress we experience. Therefore, to the degree that we can remove automatic responses, we’ll decrease stress.
If the moment has come for you to rethink and reshuffle
your current obligations so your life isn't so stressful,
we can start working together on that right now!