Updated: Jan 30, 2020
We walk around saying "I'm stressed" all day long.
What's really going on when we say we are stressed?
Stress is defined as "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances".
So let's play this out!
Our circumstance has been demanding. It is what it is! We usually cannot control our circumstance.
So what can we control? Our thoughts. We get to choose what we think and what we think affects how we feel!
And guess what? How we feel affects how we behave and the results that we get!
What we neglect to realize, is that when we dwell on thoughts of stress, we are amping up a part of our brain that leads us to a state of fight, flight, freeze or faint!
Another fun fact, when we are in that state in an over amped way, we cannot think clearly!
So our stress then becomes a cycle that controls us.
The first thing we need to manage is our thoughts! Now, I'm not taking about ONLY POSITIVE THINKING! NO. That is not realistic and our brains call us out as liars!
Lasting change does not occur like that.
If you are curious about how to manage your thoughts and decrease your stress by self regulating, you have landed on the right page!
One of my recent clients stated, "Instead of seeing obstacles I’m starting to see opportunities." Wowza! That's a breakthrough win!
So let's open it up, how do you self regulate and manage your stress?