Eustress…what does that mean? Is there really something as good stress? In this post, I share with you the benefits of eustress and how you change how you respond to stress.
I have a big question for each of you to answer: Would you eat pizza and nothing else for a month? Or maybe chow down only hamburgers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner day after day?
By the end of one week, I bet you would be thrilled with a bowl of spinach.
Next question: Then why do you keep putting the same old thoughts in your mind?
Think about it. Most self- talk can get pretty boring.
The NOTS becomes KNOTS and we keep saying things like “This will not change” or “I cannot get this done” or “I’m not good enough.”
I’m getting so many stress-related calls these days. And most of them have the same underlying theme.
It’s understandable when what we all thought was normal is no longer the baseline of our behavior. What does the new normal look like? No one knows yet.
People are throwing up their hands and asking me to comment on what they should do to counteract the stress that is directing their negative behavior. The behavior, so many are telling me, that causes stress seems to be getting worse.
They are all saying variations of “Damn, why did I do THAT again?”
Most say they are disappointed in themselves for falling back to old ways of reacting instead of leaning into new ways of responding.
Here is my response:
This is a great time to challenge your “normal” behavior and make big choices to do things differently.
Enter the STRESS FLEX System. Watch the webinar here.
Learn about the benefits of EUSTRESS (that’s good stress).
The STRESS FLEX System gives you the tools to analyze and evaluate before you decide what to do.
It means first you look at the facts and then also consider the emotions that are activated by the facts.
Then it’s time to give your maladaptive coping methods the boot.
Time to talk with your inner voice and make good decisions so you no longer are mad as hell at yourself for bad reactions.
The good news is….. you’ll have more and healthier choices in the future.
Here’s to your success,