Let's Talk About Stress Baby

Stress.

Such a liberally used words, it peppers our everyday language and frames our personal stories, and yet we so underrate the gravity of its impacts on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Stress - how do I harm thee? Let me count the ways…

I have to admit that I used the words “I’m so stressed” a lot. Sometimes in my description of my day to others, sometimes in my personal monologue to myself. I’m not implying that I overuse the term. Not in the least - if I’m stressed I know it (my personality profile is skewed slightly to the neurotic side so being somewhat susceptible to stress is part of my nature) - the trick is not to get stuck in the stress hamster wheel but rather do something about it. More on that later.

Have you noticed how when someone tells you to calm down, relax, or stop stressing, the exact opposite happens? Could it be that stress is not the problem? Rather, is it our relationship with stress. Stress is a normal inbuilt mechanism that does a job. Yes, admittedly, in today's fast paced, super-stimulated world it's being worked overtime....