Holidays, Stress, and You

Tweet As you know, the holidays are coming. And, of course, they bring with them additional stresses (as if we weren’t stressed enough, already.) As you prepare for the holidays, you may find yourself resenting the extra work, effort, and planning/scheduling you have to do. Perhaps you are telling the story of how put-upon you are. Or maybe you are telling yourself the story that the end result isn’t worth the effort. Or that you don’t have time for all this. In effect, you are saying it is a waste of your time and energy. What if you reviewed your … Continue reading

Refreshments, Anyone?

Tweet I often speak about the need for “down time”. As a result, I was surprised to review the past year-and-a-half of newsletter articles and blog posts and realize that I haven’t ever written about it for you. Whether you call it margins, white space, quiet time, mini-vacations, or any of the other popular terms, it is still the same thing: humans function better after a period of refreshing. That refreshment period can take a variety of forms. The length of time to engage in it depends on how seriously stressed you are to start with, and how quickly you … Continue reading

Stress Transformation for the Holidays

Tweet As you know, the holidays are coming. And, of course, they bring with them additional stresses (as if we weren’t stressed enough, already.) But there are things you can do that will help you cope… and even more than cope, to overcome. Now, I have no intention of rehashing all the things you can get at the other blogs, websites, and gurus. You can be overwhelmed just by trying to read all the advice that comes out at this time of the year, much less trying to implement it. No, I don’t want you to do a bunch of … Continue reading