Remember that relationship that was just so intense? When your partner or friend just would not let it go? That is usually the moment where “I’m going to get some air” … “just let me go out and have some thinking time” … or “I need some space.” That doesn’t mean the relationship is doomed; … Continue reading Take power over your coping mechanisms.
For one tiny itty bitty moment, let’s think of stress as a relationship instead of an enemy. If you can imagine stress as something that could help you, what in the world does it do? Let’s be friends! Stress is a life-long relationship that you can’t ignore. By treating it like an enemy, it’s as … Continue reading Stress can HELP me? Whaaaaaa?
In control. Powerful. Autonomous. These words represent our mindset and state of being when we are in a healthy relationship with stress. However, too often the words that represent the reality of our relationship with stress include “powerlessness”, “out of control”, and “helpless”. Worse, that sense of hopelessness is amplified by a desire to avoid … Continue reading Who’s the Editor of Your Story?
Just talking about stress can be exhausting. So it’s often easier to push through the day, put your feelings on a shelf, and tell yourself that you’re being a good adult. Adulting is hard work and there is a popular misconception around the importance of staying busy. Afternoons off are simply replacing one kind of … Continue reading When the Word “stress” Becomes Stressful!