Posts tagged with "stress management"

Change your life by adding this easy step to your morning routine

Posted June 14, 2016 in meditation, Grace Space, stress management and 3 more

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I recently realized that when my mornings are rushed, I end up feeling frazzled and stressed for the rest of the day.

My days are often full with my full-time PR gig, meeting with health coaching clients, teaching fitness classes and spending time with the BF. Feeling stressed only makes a full schedule feel overwhelming and exhausting.

So I've been on a mission to create a more peaceful morning routine. 

One of the things that has made my mornings a million times better, is meditation. 

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4 Tips for Dealing with Overwhelm

Posted July 20, 2016 in stress, stress management, dealing with overwhelm and 4 more

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As I drove to work today, I had this overwhelmingly intense tension in my chest and throat. 

I kept replaying my to-do lists (yes, lists) over and over again in my mind, thinking about the disarray (and let's be honest, dirtiness) of my house and my schedule, which had me going non-stop until 9 p.m.

I wanted to turn my car around, drive home and climb back under my sheets. 

These feelings of overwhelming stress are actually somewhat new to me. For just over a year, I've been working full-time, running my health coaching business, blogging, teaching fitness classes, selling a nutrition line and more recently I've been doing yoga teacher training. All this sprinkled in with volunteering for a few organizations, creating a new group for entrepreneurs in my community and preparing to teach a college course in the fall.

While I practice self-care daily to manage my stress and create a bit of balance in my life, I occasionally have a mini meltdown. When I do, these are the steps that I take to take back control and find some calmness...

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More being, less doing

Posted September 30, 2016 in self-care, healthy living, overwhelm and 3 more

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"I am a human being, not a human doing. Don't equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don't...you aren't." - Wayne Dyer

On Wednesday, I woke up at 5 a.m. to go to a fitness class. Then I went to work until 5 p.m., taught a fitness class, had back to back health coaching sessions, and then I met up with an acquaintance who was in town for work. Finally, at 10 p.m. I arrived home. 

I hadn't eaten dinner, hadn't had a moment to check in with myself all day. I went to bed feeling exhausted.

Thursday morning I woke up feeling sick. Headache, nausea, body aches, chills. I felt awful all day, and I'm still feeling sick today.

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Two Things I Do Even When I'm Crazy Busy and Overwhelmed

Posted June 15, 2017 in overwhelm, self-care, meditation and 5 more

When life gets busy or you overbook yourself, avoid burn out by using these two simple tips. 

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I admit, I overbooked myself this month. 

This isn't something that's new to me. If you've been reading this blog for awhile, then you know that I tend to overcommit. 

My tendency to over schedule myself usually leads to me feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and eventually totally burned out. 

While I've overbooked myself once again, I'm doing two things differently that are helping me manage my stress. 

If you're an ambitious, worker bee like me, then this is for you!

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Creating White Space

Posted July 14, 2017 in creating white space, self-care, relaxing and 4 more

How often do you have nothing on your schedule? Creating white space can help you stress less, stay healthy and be more inspired.

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This week has been incredibly challenging.

After about a week of not feeling well, I finally went to the doctor and learned that I have shingles.

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you had chicken pox as a child, the virus is dormant in your body. The virus can resurface as a rash and is often brought on by the perfect combination of stress and a weakened immune system.

I've been going nonstop for the past couple of years working full-time, building my health coaching business, teaching fitness classes, going through yoga teacher training, B-School and Nutrition School, and more. I've never taken time for retraction or white space.

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