STRESS. ANXIETY. WORRY. Those thoughts that keep you awake in your bed at night and all you can focus on is “Why on earth did I say that?” or “What is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next year…?” (You get the picture.) I deal with this garbage all of the time. I’m kind of a stress magnet, if we are being honest. This last week has actually been incredibly stressful for me and I wanted to share a pretty fantastic article a few of my friends posted on Facebook on how to deal with stress. Page two is where it gets really good, and my favorite tip author Rachael Moeller Gorman mentions is about taking on the persona of one of your friends, and giving yourself your own advice. Any time you advise a friend, you are coming at it from a completely different perspective than the person sitting in your own shoes. Gorman’s advice truly sets the stage to allow you to clear your head and think about what Nicole or Matt (some of my best friends) might say in this situation. I don’t pretend to be a stress expert, but I love to share useful things I find, and am constantly working to better my lifestyle. I think this article: “You’re Overthinking It! Tips to Stress Less” (http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/stress-relief/stress-busters/stop-overthinking/?page=1) by Rachael Moeller Gorman really fits the bill, and you should definitely check it out!
PS- What are some tactics you have for dealing with stress or worries? Let me know in the comment box!