Dealing with stress involves more than learning a couple of unrelated stress management tips. You need a stress management system that has multiple levels of defense to protect you against all kinds of stressful situations. The Five R’s will show you how to manage stress using such a system.
Like the calm that follows the storm, your mind can also calm down after your emotional storm if you let troubling thoughts and painful emotions pass over.
In this video I talk about how to release tension and nervous energy using walking, running, and other forms of moving meditation. Sometimes relaxation techniques such as breath meditation that involve lying down or sitting still are not enough to release the muscle tension and nervous energy that comes along with stress. That is when you need to use moving meditation and other forms of physical activity to release these stress by-products in healthy ways.
The healthier your lifestyle, the more energy and resources you will have to cope with stress. Sometimes, just having this energy and resources is enough to nip stress in the bud before it gets out of hand. Stress-resistant lifestyles are build one day at a time by practicing hardy health habits.
This video describes my unique way of defining stress as a combination of a potential stressor, what your mind tells you about it, and a stress response that gets triggered if your mind tells you that you cannot cope.
httpvh://youtu.be/C7QQCQNc6ec In this video I talk about what effective time management is all about.There are hundreds of time management products on the market and the truth is you don't need any of them. Effective time management has nothing to do with apps or...
In this video I talk about how to reduce stress and take back your life from the people and demands that put you over the limit.
Sometimes it isn’t the type of stressors you face that causes your stress. Sometimes it is the sheer volume of stressors that does it. Even too many fun things can become stressors if you feel overloaded, overbooked, and unable to say no. Sometimes better time management helps but reducing goes deeper than that; it begins with your values and setting priorities for how you want to spend your time.
Mindfulness is best described as moment-by-moment awareness. There are four dimensions of mindful moments. They are (1) present centered, (2) non-judgmental, (3) non-verbal, and (4) non-conceptual.
Sometimes relaxation techniques such as breath meditation that involve lying down or sitting still are not enough to release the muscle tension and nervous energy that comes along with stress. That is when you need to use yoga and stretching to release these stress by-products in healthy ways.
In this video I talk about how relaxation techniques work and what goes on in your body and mind when you relax. All of the classic relaxation techniques start with a few minutes of diaphragmatic breathing, the cornerstone of all relaxation training.