A little pressure can be motivating, but a whopping 94% of workers report feeling over-stressed at work.
When it’s too high or goes on for too long, the overwhelm can chip away at your confidence. In the long run it can cause you to stop caring.
On top of the
burnout, most people take their work stress home. I have never met anyone who
is immune to the occasional bad day, but 79% of men and 61% of women who have chronic
workplace stress say it affects their home life.
When was the last time you felt lost in a sea of crap you had to get done? If you are anything like me, then
it was probably pretty recently.
The experience of being overwhelmed and feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day is something I think we
can all relate to. In fact, we’re collectively feeling it now more than ever.
Whether it is work, home, or other commitments, feeling squeezed in life takes a toll on both the body and mind.
If you are tired of the overwhelm, then these easy steps are a must to bring you back to focused calm.
Thanksgiving is here again and with it holiday stress. Between the work that goes into getting ready, all the way through to your crazy relative shouting about politics at the table, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. It’s no wonder so many of us throw back the cocktails and overeat pie. Despite the challenges Thanksgiving can bring, you have the ability to remain calm and relaxed when you practice these few easy steps. Continue reading Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed This Thanksgiving→
For a time when I was a kid, I would have given just about anything to have been someone else. I didn’t like way I looked, was painfully shy, and never seemed to fit in. That time of my life was wrapped up in shame.
Shame is super uncomfortable. It’s not a belief that you make mistakes, but that there is something fundamentally wrong with you. Often it’s that voice inside of you that tells you you’re unworthy, not good enough, unlovable, even worthless. Continue reading Let go of shame→
We all experience anxiety and stress. Worry can center on relationships, money, health, work, or even things we have absolutely no control over. Those times can feel very overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few simple things you could do to turn down that response, letting your heart slow down and your body relax? The truth is everyone has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Here are some simple things you can do to unstick yourself from that old response, no matter what is going on around you. Continue reading Easy steps to turn down anxiety→
Social anxiety and shyness are not the same thing. Shyness is being uncomfortable at first in new situations, but you have the ability to warm up and be okay with that. Social anxiety is no fun. Just thinking about having to talk to or meet new people can trigger a fight or flight response when you have social anxiety. It’s the fight or flight response that creates that feeling in your chest when your heart is racing and you can’t quite catch your breath. Maybe your stomach hurts or you get sweaty. Continue reading Start overcoming social anxiety with these handy tips→
Looking for something to add to your playlist that can help you feel more calm and relaxed?
Neuroscientists from Mindlab International found listening to Marconi Union’s song Weightless reduced anxiety levels by as much as 65%. Those who participated in the research experience a slowing of their heart rate, lowered blood pressure and reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Have you ever had a day when it felt like the entire universe was conspiring against you? The “everything goes wrong from dumping coffee in your lap to stepping in dog poop and smearing it all over the interior of your car while you drive down the road and almost have an accident because you’re desperately trying to figure out where the hell the smell is coming from” kind of day…and it’s only 8:15. Yeah. We’ve all been there. Some days can be pretty rough, but you have the power to turn it around. Here are my favorite quick tips to boost your mood instantly. Continue reading Quick tips to boost your mood instantly→