FIVE KEYS TO LIVING WITH VITALITY
There are five essential elements of well-being:
These are the keys to not just surviving, but full thriving! People who are excelling in all five areas are happier, more engaged, and more productive.
Resilience is an essential part of our overall emotional well-being. Emotional well-being is less about what happens to us in life and more about how we respond to what comes our way. It's about resilience.
The biggest obstacle we face in building resiliency is STRESS - or so it seems. We've all learned that stress is bad. But new studies are now showing that stress can actually be good and even "beautiful."
Research has shown that short-term stress can actually enhance immune function and can also increase performance.
What we don't want is long-term stress. This is "bad" stress, which is definitely deleterious for our health.
What can we do to prevent short-term stress from becoming long-term stress?
One step that we can each take is to do the same, but differently (as in a more relaxed manner).
To stay on the "good" side of stress, be nice to people, smile more often, intentionally choose the longer line at the grocery store, drive in the slow lane, and read good, long works of literature.
When you optimize your stress you sharpen your short-term stress. This means increasing our levels of stress in the short term can be good - and can be a great source of energy.
The key, though, is to then offset these short-term bouts of stress with what recharges you - quality sleep, healthy food, moderate exercise, spending time with friends, practicing gratitude, and being nice to others and to ourselves, as well as engage in restorative activities - things like meditation, yoga, music, art and walking.
If you are struggling to manage the stress in your life and you know you could benefit from designing a plan to reduce it...
I invite you to message me so we can have a conversation about how you can increase your vitality and strengthen your resilience.
Just simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share two things with me:
I"ll respond to schedule a day and time to speak with you and help you break free from the cycle of stress that you're in.
I look forward to connecting with you!
Teena Evert, MA, LMFT, LAC, PC is executive wellness and life coach who specializes in helping her clients achieve transformation in their lives both personally and professionally. She is of great help to busy professionals on a quest to have it all: life satisfaction, a meaningful career, sane work / life balance, and healthy relationships. Teena encourages you to develop your own unique self-care plan and give yourself the gift of deeply caring for and loving yourself, so you can you can thrive in a forever changing world.
Teena Evert, MA, LMFT, CCTC, CCC, GCDF, CDBS is a Certified Career Counselor, Global Career Development Facilitator, Life Coach and Licensed Mental Health Professional. She helps her clients successfully navigate important transitions in their life and career with intention, clarity and purpose. She can help you get unstuck, identify your barriers, and move forward fearlessly into a bright future of your own design.
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