Episode 181: Four Simple Strategies To Manage Stress And Feel Better
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Join the conversation on managing stress with these practical strategies designed for both coaches and anyone navigating life's challenges. These stress management techniques offer simple yet effective ways to regain balance and resilience. From conscious breathing to nature walks, sharing with others, self-soothing activities, and curating your news intake, discover a holistic approach to alleviate stress and empower both yourself and your coaching clients.
- Universal Stress: Understand that stress is a shared experience, affecting everyone, including coaches dealing with the complexities of global concerns, and personal challenges.
- Strategic Planning: Encourage proactive stress management by planning ahead, engaging the pre-frontal cortex for smarter decision-making during high-stress moments.
- Box Breathing Technique: Practice a simple yet powerful breathing technique—inhale, hold, exhale, hold—to quickly calm the nervous system and reduce stress levels.
- Nature Walks: Incorporate daily walks in nature to release built-up adrenaline, reconnect with the environment, and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of movement.
- Digital Detox: Unplug during nature walks by leaving phones and electronics behind to fully engage with the natural surroundings.
- The Power of Sharing: Recognize the value of talking to friends, family, coaches, or therapists to externalize stressors and foster human connection.
- Connection and Physical Touch: Emphasize the importance of physical touch or connection during conversations, providing comfort through gestures like hugs or holding hands.
- Soothing Activities: Explore creative activities like crafting, playing musical instruments, or tending to plants as effective ways to distract the mind and find comfort.
- Embracing Joyful Distractions: Encourage trying different creative outlets until finding an activity that brings joy and serves as a positive distraction from stress.
- Bonus Strategy: Curate Your News Intake: Stay informed without becoming overwhelmed by curating your news sources, limiting exposure, and deciding when and how often to consume news for a more balanced perspective.
Empower yourself and others with these actionable strategies to manage stress effectively and promote well-being in the face of life's challenges.
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