|WISE WORDS by Lynda Wise|
37 Rockland Dr
B.Sc. , C.P.C.C.
Certified Professional Co-active Coach
Helping women reshape their bodies and their baggage!
Weight Loss and Well-being Coach
What's in it for you? A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you live your life versus how you want to live your life. Feel free to share the answers with me: I'd love to hear from you. This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.
1. PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:
Life without stress isn't living.
2. IF YOU DON'T LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHO WILL?
Managine stress can be stressful - or not!
3. FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD.
Really? Eating your way out of stress?
4. THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:
More walking my talk.
Everyone who's alive experiences some stress at some time! One reaction to stress is an increase in cortisol production. Cortisol is a hormone that the body produces, to regulate certain normal body functions - such as maintaining insulin levels, proper blood pressure and some immunity functions. A small increase in cortisol levels can be temporarily positive: a burst of energy, better memory, and a greater tolerance for pain. However, when a high stress level perseveres, the production of cortisol becomes excessive and the impact can be harmful and long-term. Some of the effects are as follows:
Please read on for some ways to deal with stress both preventatively and head-on when it appears.
2: Managing stress can be stressful - or not!
Preventatively speaking: sorry - not all new: but it's sometimes helpful just to hear it once more! You can
3: Really? Eating your way out of stress?
Not quite the panacea we'd like them to be but certain foods can definitely help reduce your stress! The list includes:
4: More walking my talk
So, writing this newsletter has got me thinking. Consider handling stress on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 means one falls apart when even tiny things go awry and 10 means one can handle it all with pizzazz while feeling calm inside. Where are you? Where am I? And far more importantly.........what can we do this month to get closer to 10 - even by a little bit?
Me first. I think I'm about a 7 1/2. I try not to sweat the small stuff (when the airline lost my luggage for almost 3 days I really did stay cool). However, at crunch times I will generally hold together on the outside while experiencing internal organs gymnastics. My mind seems to manage life's complications while my body totally betrays me. How about you?
And what can we do this month to get closer to 10? As I peruse the "Preventatively speaking" list above, I see some suggestions in which I'm well established (not telling which!). And, the foods in section 3 are all part of my diet. So, my new commitment for this month is journaling. Every day!
So what about you? One of the beauties of coaching is accountability. Change is much more likely to happen if one shares intentions with someone else, thus becoming accountable. Here's my invitation to you: email me where you are on the stress scale and what you're committing to in order to bring you closer to a 10. Please click on email@example.com and I'd gently suggest that you do it now! Next month I'll ask for a progress report if you give me permission to do so.
Now, I wish you inner calm. And I wish for you what you wish for yourself.
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