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Chronic Stress Takes Its Toll

April 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 153

Chronic stress takes its toll on our physical and emotional well-being. Some stress may be out of our control however we can create good stress for ourselves. Whenever we embark on making what we hope will be positive changes we are creating stress. I generally coach people in their second half of life who are excited about taking their lives in new direction. There usually come points where they become scared of the unknown and toy with the idea of dropping the new goal. I know that when I take the step to move outside my familiar comfort zone feel the new stress. This is the point where we feel both excited about taking our lives in new directions and at the same time we are scared of moving into unknown territory.

Resistance to change is the biggest factor that holds people back from going after what they want for themselves. Most people are good about knowing that they want some changes in their live but find it unsettling to go through the period of not being sure if they can truly make it happen. The impetus for change has to come from within each person.

Resilience is the biggest factor that moves people forward. It allows them to accept the duality that the change is both good and scary at the same time. How do we learn resilience?

1. Acknowledge that progress is not in a straight line. There will be steps forward followed by a few steps backwards.

2. Accept the reality that your emotions will be fluctuating. Trust that the stress of making desired changes will be temporary.

3. Resilience requires energy. Make sure that you get rest, remember to eat regularly, and have people in your life that support you.

In order to stay vibrant we need to appreciate the stress that comes with introducing change. The alternative is the chronic stress of feeling stuck in life and losing the chance to be all one can be.

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Kristina von Rosenvinge helps people enhance their communication and relationship skills in order to have personal and business success.

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