Stressed out? We’ve all been there. In this stress managemetn crash course, I’m going to show you the 6 proven ways to calm down, but first, do you know the 3 biggest mistakes you can make when stressed out? Watch thie video below to learn more.
One day a couple of years ago, I was barely holding it together. I’d been stressed out for two days. Medical concerns, marriage struggles, and financial woes left me drowning underneath an ocean of shame and guilt.
I had tossed and turned the night before, checking the clock at 11:45, 12:15, and every half-hour that followed. To add insult to injury, after drinking coffee for fifteen years, my doctor said it was making my anxiety worse. At my last visit, my blood pressure was higher than it had ever been in my life. As a result, I had been off coffee for a month. I was anything but happy about it. The frustration and uncertainty piled up, and on a particularly overwhelming day at work, it all came toppling down.
I wanted to see my wife. I considered calling my Mom. I wanted to text a couple of different friends. But I was ashamed. When I am having a hard day, my inner-critic loves to tell me how crazy and weak I am. That I’m a burden, unworthy of love.
Stress never fights fair.
Chances are, you have.
As of 2017, 18% of adults reported feeling stressed “often,” including nights and weekends. (Here’s a list of The 10 Most Stressed Out States in the U.S.)
If that’s you, what are you going to do about it?
Stress is normal. Let me say that again: stress is normal.
You are normal!
Whew. Take a deep breath (no really, take a deep breath). You’re not alone.
For me, everything changed when I realized that stress is just a messenger (like all emotions). The key is to dig into the stress a bit and find out what’s going on, just beneath the surface.
Sign up today (click right here) for my FREE e-course: 11 Proven Ways to Calm Down.
It’s simple, practical, and the results could improve your physical & mental health, strengthen your relationships, and give you the ability to slow down and catch your breath.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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