How often do we wish our stress away? As soon as our discomfort meters begin to rise we often run straight back to our comfort zone! However a certain amount of stress and tension is a natural part of life and essential for our growth and awakening.
Just like the transformation of the caterpillar to the butterfly. The caterpillar requires the tension of the struggle out of the cocoon in order to sufficiently develop it's wings. If it is helped out of the cocoon too early it's wings are too weak for it to fly!
You too require a small amount of stress in your life to fully soar as the awesome human being that you are! However a small amount of stress can quickly become a raging ball of stress if we keep pouring fuel on it and don't take a breath! Ouch!
Stress is not the problem, they way we respond to it is.
After many years of working as a therapist with people facing high levels of stress, I have discovered that stress is an alarm bell for transformation. If we have the courage and wisdom to listen to it we can use our stress to transform our lives.
I am currently putting together an online stress management program that is designed to walk you, step by glorious step, from stress to serenity. It is filled to the brim with juicy interviews with hand picked experts, meditation exercises, a packed toolbox of de-stress tools and profound new perspectives to have you exhaling with relief! Ahh the serenity! In fact I'm off to Bali in September to work on it... and to have some chillax de-stress time myself! I'm very excited to share it with you, so stay tuned for the launch dates later in the year!
In the meantime the following are my 5 quick tips to master stress.
DING DING! Don't ignore the stress alarm... your health, happiness and awakening depends on it!
I'd love to hear in the comments below, what is your favourite de-stress activity and please share the love with your tribe!