When I was a tech/management consultant, I was often stressed. In the middle of those all-nighter project slogs, I know I didn’t notice the shallow quality of my breathing or the way that my frustration affected the people around me. I just knew that I felt tired and irritable and anxious.
Fast forward 10 years, and I was working as a psychologist at a maximum security prison. I knew my stress triggers and the steps to take when they told me to take a break. I knew how to take a break, and I knew how to manage my emotional experience so that I had a choice to deal constructively with overwhelm, fear and anger.
The basis of my ability to work more effectively while in a significantly more stressful environment was that I knew how my body reacted to stress. I also knew what I could do about it. In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting on:
- The basics of the stress response (the effects of acute stress on your body)
- The effects of chronic stress on your body
- How to effectively manage stress
Come back to learn more. Ask questions along the way to get what you need.
Looking forward to hearing from you,