Bedtime is no longer a safe space. It’s a place where you scroll through social media to try and “switch off,” yet you find yourself spending hours comparing your life to the vomit-worthy lives of influencers. You know that their lives are fake, but you just can’t help but feel inadequate and stress about your self-image and worth.
You’ve become obsessed with the “what ifs” in life, and your to-do list seems to grow by five for every one item ticked off. You just can’t get ahead. Your mind is swirling and no amount of wine can make things better. You’ve lost your youthful appearance – at age 25 – and you’re looking grey, a bit like the filter you’re starting to view the world through. You know that you need to ‘slow down,’ focus on your breathing and meditating, but that all sounds a bit airy fairy.
I’m not here to force you into doing ‘airy fairy’ things that you don’t want to do, but I am here to help you find ways to manage your stress better. We’re surrounded by stressful stimuli – we’re living in 2021 after all! Just flick on the TV, scroll through your social feed and news apps, juggle many jobs, or simply have kids – stress isn’t going anywhere, so it’s time to start managing it better.
Yet, stress isn’t always a bad thing. We actually need it, believe it or not? It can kick our ass into gear, help us accomplish tasks more effectively, boost our memory and concentration (remember cramming for tests?), and it also helps our bodies produce things like adrenaline for when we need it most.
Like most things in life, we need to experience the rawness of something first before we can build an understanding of it. It’s a bit like knowing yourself and knowing your enemy so that you can win the battle. This is where I come in. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to dealing with stress, but I can help you arm yourself with the necessary skills to identify, manage, and take control of it. Because let’s face it, stress will never go away – it’s an essential part of our lives.
If you’d like to handle your stress better, call me for a free 20-minute consultation where we can discuss your expectations and find out if we’d be a good fit.