Guest Blog: Are You Ever Stressed?

Thank you to Cindy Caldwell who contributed today’s excellent blog!

Did you think “Duh!” when reading the title of this article?

Of course, we all encounter stress. And in the business world, for many it has become more pronounced than ever before. Today I want to provide you with an alternative and a new perspective.

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience. With a raised glass of water, everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’ She fooled them all.

“How heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”*

Most of us know that holding onto stress isn’t good. Being sure to get a good night’s rest is very helpful to managing it. Yet in the fast paced world of business, even after a good night’s sleep, often the stressful moments can get the best of us.

Go here to read another approach to managing stress moment by moment – when the boss drops a bomb on you – or any time the moment changes from normal to stressed.

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*Excerpt from an email shared by my friend Jean M.

Cindy Caldwell is  an Authentic Happiness Coach/Consultant helping the heart-centered business woman who loves her job but not the corporate world to create a career that resonates with her soul.

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Mary Cravets

Founder Mary Cravets started Simply Get Clients because she saw small business owners complicating growing their businesses. Or falling victim to the "build it and they will come" myth. So she developed the simple structure to cut through all the noise of social media, "experts", online funnels, advertising and more to focus on the central problem of business owners: getting more clients. And you know what? There is NOT a one-size-fits-all solution.

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  1. Rosalie Malter says

    Yoga is extremely helpful in stress relief. Find a class at the right level for you, though. If it’s too difficult you’ll create more stress struggling to do things that are beyond your capacity. I teach gentle yoga in Cottonwood and Sedona, and do life and health coaching for the psychological part of stress relief, either in person or by phone. First class or first coaching session is free. Call me: 928/649-9343.