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"... it's your thoughts that create these false beliefs."

(This was originally sent in my newsletter in 2017. Still applies. Huh.)

I've got A LOT going on right now. You?

It's all good - very good - it's just A LOT. 

My time/task/energy management skills are being tested.

And I remembered I wrote a blog post with some people far smarter than me talking about how to manage stress.

(And, irony or coincidence: I'm doing a two-part seminar on stress and sleep for a community college class of first year students. So, ahem, I better practice what I teach!)

Here's a few things from that post, and read the whole post here

The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it's your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can't package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.

-- Wayne Dyer, philosopher, author

What happens when we're willing to feel bad is that, sure enough, we often feel bad - but without the stress of futile avoidance. Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests, and falls in a series of waves. Each wave washes parts of us away and deposits treasures we never imagined.

-- Martha Becklife coach, sociologist, author, speaker

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one (more helpful) thought over another.

-- William James, philosopher, psychologist

And:

  • Lots of water
  • Lots of breaks
  • Lots of rest
  • Don't compromise on sleep
  • Eat healthy food each meal, and avoid the "toos" - too much caffeine, sugar, alcohol, etc.)
  • Carve out quiet time each day
  • The 3 Breaths practice as often as possible
  • Stretch
  • Get some movement in daily
  • Love (always)

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With love and gratitude, 
Lauren

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