Jun 1, 2018
Flying can be fun. Until we experience frightening turbulences that make us grip the seat handles and whisper a prayer. As I often say, life is like a journey, and can we both agree it's not always clear blue skies and smooth sailing?
But just like there are instructions of what to do in the event of danger on a flight, so too in life, there are things we can pro-actively do to be better prepared for the stressy turbulences of life. I don't know about you, but personally, I have never actually had to put on an oxygen mask on a flight. If it ever happens, it would be interesting to observe how many passengers stay calm and how many freaks out like some of us often tend to do in unexpected stressful situations. Paying attention to the flight attendant during the safety instructions could be a deciding factor between freaking out in panic and staying calm and helpful to others.
But the truth its easy to tune out to the monotonous safety instructions because "we know all that already." Just like in real life. Yes, we "already know that" eating healthy, exercising, hydrating, a positive mindset among others are beneficial for our well-being. But do we do these things or do we ignore what we know is right only to discover just how unprepared we are to manage stress when that crisis does come? Not being the bearer of bad news here, but none of us is exempt from life's turbulences.
That's why wellness and self-care are not overrated when it comes to managing harmful stress. There are so many benefits, some of which I mentioned in a previous blog post. On this episode, you'll hear 5 simple tips that will boost your emotional, mental and physical well-being. Self-care is like putting on your oxygen mask first. This helps us be better prepared to handle the inevitable rough moments in life as well as help others around us.
Tune in and discover how these five simple, but effective self-care tips can help manage stress and improve your well-being.
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