Finding ways to alleviate stress is a continual process. Life moves so quickly and it is so important to slow down and find time for just YOU!! You are important to everyone around you. You are probably more important to those who relies on you than you realize AND NOT FOR THE REASONS YOU THINK!!
Who relies on you and why?
It is difficult to be the person we want to be when we have too many stressors pressing on us at once and don’t have any strategies in place to decompress when they start to build internally.
Your family relies on you for all things you do to make their lives easier. There is no doubt about that. Your family also relies on you to care, comfort, and encourage them.
Friends want to spend time with you to relax, laugh, joke, share stories and successes or just hang out in a positive energy setting.
Co-workers and colleagues want to work with people who are friendly, mentally alert, and open to taking on challenges.
So, when you are interacting with family, friends, co-workers, and colleagues it is tough to do any of these things when our energy and motivation is depleted by stress and the effects of stress. When we feel like there is not enough hours in the day or enough time to smile, laugh, or encourage, we are maxed out on STRESS.
Our goal was to support you in building awareness in what your stessors are, to identify your external stressors and how you manage them internally. Share ideas and strategies to manage your stressors and offer support and encouragement as you worked through the process.
Well, now what do I do?
Keep on making small changes, keep picking a different stressor to build awareness around and plan a strategy for it.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Lifestyle Fitness Coaching is a tool to utilize when you are looking to make changes, implement strategies, and implement accountability. Read more about Lifestyle Fitness Coaching here. The benefits of working with a coach are guidance and support with accountability to find what works for you. A tool that I use with many of my clients is the book Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf. It is important to know that any lasting changes are a process to implement.
Once again, we thank you for letting us support you on your stress management journey these last 4 weeks. Melanie, Amalia, and Suzie would love to continue to mentor and/or coach on an individual basis or extend a hand of friendship to build relationships with each of you.
We’d also like to know what value you gained from this series, so feel free to respond in the comments or by email or text.
Much thanks ladies,
Melanie, Amalia, and Suzie