#34. Living with Stress: In Good Times and in Bad

10.24.2021 - By A Voice and Beyond

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Stress is a word we throw around rather loosely in our everyday lives. We use it to describe those moments when we’re busy, overwhelmed, dealing with a new situation or just simply dealing with day-to-day life. But, what does it truly mean to be stressed? 

Life is full of unexpected situations or scenarios that create an unexpected setback and stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In this episode, we’re going to unpack stress,  and how you can manage stress in your everyday life. Firstly, it’s important to accept that you can’t control everything in life and COVID-19 is a perfect example of this. Stress isn’t always a negative response, stress can be positive, as it keeps us alert, motivated and ready to avoid danger. It can be a short-term issue or a long-term problem, depending on what changes in your life. However, when it’s all becomes too overwhelming, there are some coping mechanisms that can help you in those moments of feeling stressed. 

Today we discuss ways you can manage your stress levels by reframing your thoughts, sleeping soundly, exercising to shift your mindset, meditating to calm the mind and prioritising what is most important and discarding what isn’t. You can learn to live with stress and live your best life! Check out  'The Stress Solution: The 4 Steps to a Calmer, Happier, Healthier You' by Rangan Chatterjee https://amzn.to/3m5BkYe   

In this episode 00:58 - Introduction to stress 03:36 - What happens to the body 06:42 - Reframing how we think about stress 12:39 - Learning to prioritise our time 18:05 - The benefits of meditation 24:15 - The power of exercise 30:57 - Lack of sleep 36:35 - Conclusion

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