05 Sep Stress reduction
Updated June, 2018.
Stress can attack us at any time, but when it does, we want to make sure we are ready. Being ready means that we realize when we are stressed and we deal with it before it overwhelms us.
If you haven’t read the post on “Stress” then please read that first. It explains not only what stress is, but what it does to your brain and your body and the important role that thoughts and emotions play.
This post will cover ways to beat stress. And often that means beating it to the punch – you don’t let it get to you in the first place! The Squash Stress posts include some proactive strategies that you can begin today whether or not stress has a hold on you. By Squashing Stress, you are not allowing it to enter your world. And if it does, then the Soothe Stress sub-posts will help you manage it effectively so you will feel much better.
But, the Soothe Stress strategies are great to use proactively as well as reactively, which means that you can practice meditation and mindfulness all the time (that way you are being proactive), but when stress enters your life, definitely think about using these strategies as well (that is when you are being reactive).
We will cover: