Stress is a vague word. A lot of people believe they understand what it is, but there is no universal definition for “stress”. Its meaning to each of us is uniquely individual and when we combine the ever-changing definition with the varying ideas surrounding what we can do with any of the stress we are experiencing, we can see why the concept of stress is pretty nebulous.
On this call, I dive into and dissect S.T.R.E.S.S. and offer a way for you to use it for your good. I invite you to S.T.R.E.S.S. so you can be more successful, increase your happiness, and enjoy your life.
What follows is an acronym for S.T.R.E.S.S. that will give you something to DO so you may begin to intentionally create the life you desire.
There are a few different applications of self, but the most important ones are self -love, self -acceptance, and self -embracing. When we do those things, we will have the experience of self-esteem and self-worth.
We can begin this process simply by spending time with self. Doing things like reading, yoga, meditation, taking walks, visualization, stretching, etc. Whatever we give our time to, we value. If you want to value yourself, start spending more time, more energy, and more money on and with yourself. You are your most critical asset to happiness and success.
As you’re spending time with yourself, you must drop the protection, drop the lies, drop the stories, and just be . In this context, I am using transparency to mean ‘without protection, without the layers, and without the cover up’.
The first person we need to be transparent with is ourselves. If we don’t embrace who we are, we don’t have any control over the experience of who we are. Once we are transparent with ourselves, it becomes easier to be transparent with others. It is impossible for you to share your authentic, transparent self if you have not yet seen who you really are.
Re-presencing love, re-presencing calm, re-presencing joy… It is about bringing something back into your presence. We do this by reminding, re-engaging, remembering, etc. We are not adding something new; we are going back to something that already is.