Everyone these days has stress in their lives, am I right? The question is, how are we handling it? Sometimes it can be incredibly helpful to hear how someone else manages stress levels. Tune in to this short episode for 5 tips on how to handle stress.
so many types of stress
When I sat down to think about it, there just seem to be lots of different types of stressors.
There’s the everyday level of stress with business or work, personal stuff, and general to-do lists of course. Usually those stress levels aren’t skyrocketing terribly high; it’s just the daily stuff you need to do to maintain.
Yet on top of those everyday things, the holiday stress rolls around this time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, celebrating holidays is great. But it also comes with some interesting new stresses.
what about the bigger stressful stuff?
But what do you do when there are bigger things stressing you out? Things that are more stressful than the everyday stressors. Things that you don’t really have control over and won’t know the outcome of for an indefinite amount of time.
Yes, those stressors suck. Big time!
a big, stressful example
Last year at this time I had a business-related project majorly stressing me out. So much so that I couldn’t even eat, which is unusual for me since I’m a stress eater. You know it’s bad when I don’t even want to eat!
This year, I have another business-related thing that’s causing me more than my normal level of anxiety. There’s also a personal thing that’s worrying me.
So what’s a gal to do?
here are some tips
While I am no poster child for healthy coping mechanisms (hellooooooo wine!), I am making an effort to improve. And I do see a difference in myself with how I’m handling things this year compared to last year.
If you’re interested in hearing about five ways I am using to handle stress more effectively (and no, wine didn’t even make the top five!), head on over to my podcast and take a listen. (Or scroll up and hit play!)
Then, come back here and tell me what you found useful and what other ways you’ve found to more effectively cope with those bigger stressors!