Managing Stress + Developing Peace of Mind
The experience of stress is one that, as humans, we're pretty much guaranteed to have. We all handle stress differently and have varying levels of tolerance, but none of us escape it completely. Whether it's stressful experiences from the past or ones we are currently in the midst of, we've all had our fair share. Sometimes we're not even aware of how stressful a situation really is because we've developed defense mechanisms that keep us from fully seeing it.
Along with our defense mechanisms, over time, we've also developed coping strategies to help manage the stress from all the different areas of our lives. Some of us have also developed lifestyle habits that also support our emotional well-being. However, stress continues to be a primary complaint for so many people.
It's important to keep in mind that stress is a natural, normal part of life and, in some cases, can provide a valuable push to act!
Healthy levels of stress can:
- Provide motivation to push through and work on important tasks
- Show us that something in our lives needs to change
- Provide momentum to keep us moving towards our goals
The more insight and understanding you have about stress, the easier it becomes to keep it to a minimum. Learn to:
- see the connection between stress and thinking traps
- limit unhelpful coping strategies (i.e. alcohol or drug use, procrastination, avoidance, overeating, etc.)
- focus on what is within your control
- effectively work with emotions in the moment
Are you struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like the level of stress in your life has tipped over into being unhealthy? Want to learn how to effectively manage stress and keep it to a minimum to increase your well-being?
Coaching is designed to help you overcome obstacles, adopt an empowered mindset, and make positive changes in your life. It's an opportunity to invest in your emotional well-being so that you can bring your best self to everything you do. We all deserve to live a life that is engaged, enriching, and energized!
Through coaching, you can work toward developing helpful strategies to keep stress to a minimum in your life and learn to manage when situations feel out of control. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all!
*Physically located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, coaching is offered by phone and video so that location is not a barrier. You can participate in an interactive process from the comfort of home!