Picture a time, maybe it is even now, when you have been preparing for something BIG like an interview, event, presentation, or the release of some creative endeavor. Now consider how much mental, physical, and emotional energy you put into it.
Was it a lot -perhaps too much? Did you find yourself stressing out about it?
On top of that did your perfectionist start to kick in – like you kept tweaking and editing and trying to make it better?
Where is the line between healthy preparation and perfectionism/obsessing?
That’s exactly what Christine covers in this quickie episode of Coaches Corner.
There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts.
You probably get that intellectually but life sure can feel stressful especially when are our to do lists are endless or we are experiencing some kind of expectation hangover.
One of the chief complaints I hear from people is that they are stressed out which creates anxiety. Anxiety is a terrible feeling to have. It revs up our nervous system, puts stress on our body and disconnects us from our intuition.
To help you release anxiety and reduce the amount you think stressful thoughts, I made you a video sharing my best de-stressing techniques.
Keep this core principle in mind: you will only feel anxiety when your thoughts are in the future. The best way to reduce stress in your life is to keep yourself in the present moment as much as possible. And if your mind does wander to the future, at least make what you are thinking about a best-case scenario! Creating worst-case scenarios with worry is using your imagination poorly. Keep your thoughts positive and supportive.
In the video, I teach you a little about your brain and the fight or flight response that gets activated whenever we feel stress. I share some physical practices you can do anytime you feel anxiety to calm your nervous system down so your brain stops creating stress hormones.
I hope you find these tools useful. Please head over to the blog and share your comments, questions or de-stressing techniques with me. I love hearing from you!
p.s. Having a solid support system and like-minded tribe is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress because you have a place to vent, receive compassion and guidance. That is one of the main intentions of my Inner Circle membership community. It is a safe space to for you to share and get helpful tools to navigate any stress in your life. Learn more here or email email@example.com to set up a call and discover if Inner Circle is right for you.