You want to know what’s not easy? Talking to busy people about how to handle stress. That’s because stress can come from three major areas of life:
Area #1 Personal (that’s all the home stuff plus family and health)
Area #2 Money (that’s everything financial like bills, savings, and debt)
Area #3 Work (that’s your current job plus career goals)
And, no matter where I’m speaking, people want to know how to lower stress. And, they’re so right to want that goal. That’s because when stress rules your life, your life experiences little joy. As I love to tell my audience, more joy — less stress.
I want you to know the truth about stress. The truth is that the greatest stress in life is that which comes from feeling out of control and powerless. In other words, when you feel you have no choice, no possibility of change, stress prevails.
I know you’ve heard this before, but, change is always possible. Choice is always there. But, stress has you so freaked out and focused on the stress, it’s hard to see anything else. And, for many people, choice doesn’t feel even remotely possible.
Here's one way to deal with this problem. When stress hits, choose to stay calm. Look for a solution. For example, you probably can’t leave your job, but while you sit there answering the phones, you can decide to focus on your inner strength and say, “I can handle this." Then, when you get home from work, crank up Sam Smith and dance for joy. (I'm serious about the dancing.)
Change isn’t easy. It takes time. It takes practice. But, over time, change will happen. Begin the habit of telling yourself that you do have choices. Tell yourself that change can happen. And when you hear your inner self say that that’s not true, override that voice and say, “I have a choice. Change is possible.”
As always, if you need anything, just ask. I'm always here to help. ⚅⚄