Holiday stress can bring many joys and celebrations. It can also bring headaches and heartache. Some embrace it and welcome the hectic pace; parties and gift-giving, while others may hibernate and avoid it.
This year may be different than any other year before as the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on the holiday celebrations and getting together as we have in the past.
Each person experiences this time differently; some laugh and love, while others yell or cry.
For those feeling stressed during this busy time, I’d like to share some tips and advice so that you can put stress to the test and deal with it. I use stress almost like an antibody and instead of letting it stop me in my tracks, I look at it as an energizer and develop a plan to conquer it.
September is here and changes are happening once again. People are gradually going back to work and the kids are going back to school, be it online or in the classroom.
The one thing that is constant in life is change. 2020 has brought changes that many were not prepared for or were uncertain of how to handle or manage.
Having steps to help you manage through future change can help you stay focused, calm and come out feeling in control. Below are my 10 steps for coping with change in your life. Continue reading
Do you ever feel you are in a fog?
What do you do when you are in a slump and you feel like it will last forever?
Many are feeling the effects of the isolation and have fallen into a slump.
Some have found ways to make opportunities and find closer connections, while others are struggling not knowing what to do and wanting their norm back.
I’ve heard despair and hopelessness. Self-talk has turned to negativity and worry. Continue reading
Do you lack focus?
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed and unable to focus and take action?
Many people have a hard time clearing the thoughts in their mind and get easily distracted. We have 60,000 thoughts per day and we repeat 90% of those thoughts each day. How we are thinking determines our outlook on each day.
In times of crisis, those thoughts can spiral downward, as worry and fear consume your mind. Staying focused and having the ability to concentrate on the tasks at hand can become a challenge. When so many thoughts are floating around in the mind it creates what I call “mental chatter or mental chaos”. Continue reading
Joyful events bring happiness, love and laughter. Crisis and turmoil can bring on feelings of fear, panic, frustration or isolation that can easily spiral into worry as your life is thrown off track.
How do you get back on track? How do you stay focused and achieve your goals? You are on a life-changing journey and the actions you take determine the outcome you receive.
The one thing that is constant in life is change, so discover ways to deal with it.
Do you feel like you have too many balls you are juggling at one time?
Are everyday life pressures getting in the way of reaching your goals?
Do you feel there is always something or someone who requires your attention and distracts you from your priorities?
Life can feel like a circus act as it may be filled with drama, elephants in the room you need to address or juggling too many balls at once. So how does one manage? Many think they can multitask to manage it all but guess what? The brain doesn’t function properly when we do that.