Tag: work

Managing Stress

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We have all been there – in our youth, as students, oversleeping and missing the bus for school. As adults, getting a flat tire that causes us to be late for work. These everyday moments are stressful, but when do daily stressors become cause for concern? It may surprise you to learn that not all stress is bad! In fact, research performed at the Mayo Clinic has revealed that healthy stress can help individuals become more resilient. For example, anxiety about an upcoming exam may help to motivate students to study and be better prepared for their test. The key is learning how to combat stress and anxiety before stress becomes chronic and inhibits one’s ability to function in their daily lives.


How does one recognize the warning signs of stress overload? There are several symptoms that stress and anxiety may be becoming overwhelming, which include:

- The frequency of stress (unrelenting, constant feelings of anxiety and ...

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  • Breathe
  • Burnout
  • Change
  • Control
  • Coping
  • Counseling Process
  • Depression
  • Effort
  • Emotions
  • Exhaustion
  • Failure
  • Mindfullness
  • Mindset
  • Rest
  • Self-Care
  • Stress
  • Therapist
  • Vulnerability

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  • Confidence
  • Control
  • Emotions
  • anxiety
  • balance
  • body care
  • boundaries
  • challenge
  • coping
  • depression
  • intentional
  • mindfullness
  • practice
  • reflection
  • rest
  • self-care
  • self-compassion
  • stress
  • work
  • worry

Making a Change

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 I was recently listening to the podcast "Unlocking Us" by Brene Brown, a favorite of mine, on Spotify.  The podcast was diving into a series addressing the Brene’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection, and includes a conversation between Brene and her two sisters, Ashley and Barrett. I first read the book about 7 years ago, and it has had a powerful impact on my journey.  In episode 4 of the series, a phrase jumped out to me: “Do your work” in reference to living wholeheartedly. Brown says wholeheartedness “is like a North Star. You never get there, but you know when you’re heading in the right way.” 

 

I am not going to get into the wonderful life changes that Brene addresses in her book, but I would definitely recommend it if the idea of “wholehearted” living intrigues you.  What I wonder is what keeps you from “doing your work?” At times, we have an idea that something ...

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  • Brene Brown
  • DeClemente and Prochaska
  • work

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