Use Google to de-stress your life

August 18th, 2015

CRANIUM Point: Challenge not threat
Create a safe environment where challenge is maximized and threat is minimized – intentionally.

We talk about this all of the time but threat is threat.  Your brain would respond the same to a sabertooth cat as a shouting boss.  To combat threat, it is important that your body stays well. According to the CDC, approximately 80% of all illnesses in the U.S. are stress-related. Identify one or two major stressors in your life and ways to better manage them.  Here are some areas where stressors may be lurking:

  • Money
  • Always being tethered to work
  • A joyless job
  • Relationships
  • Put others first too often
  • Holidays
  • Making too many commitments
  • Insufficient quality time by ourselves
  • Insufficient quality time with others
  • Perfectionism
  • Not having a passion
  • Clutter and disorganization

Mel Robbins gave one of my favorite TED Talks.  In it she stresses (no pun intended) that whatever we want to accomplish in our life, others have done it before.  You can Google just about anything and others will have already blogged about it, written a book about it or made a video on how to do it.  So pick those one or two triggers and go Google them.

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