I was born in stress. Literally. I entered the world with the umbilical cord wrapped so tightly around my neck, the capillaries in my eyes burst. And once stress had its hold on me, it didn’t want to let go.
I was an incredibly stressed out kid. From swelling up like a basketball at 6 months (food allergies) to throwing my lunch box at my 3rd-grade teacher, I was always in some level of distress. And of course, this thing called adulting comes with its own issues.
Yet, through it all, I remained a rather happy, optimistic, curious person with the ability to see the world with new eyes every day.
Honestly, it has been my saving grace.
So What’s Going on Here
I have tried a variety of healthy stress management techniques: meditation, yoga, mindfulness, aromatherapy, pranayama breathing, nutritional supplements and many others. They provided some relief, yet there was always something missing.
That missing piece was knowledge. I *used * these techniques, but I never really believed I could escape the nefarious clutches of stress.
Until I started to understand stress objectively as part of cause & effect relationship. (No evil intent at all!)
UnStress My Life
So here we are, exploring my relationship with stress and changing it for the better. I will be revisiting the stress management techniques mentioned above and many more to provide basic tutorials on each as well as showing myself using them in times of distress.
Because everyone knows it is a much more challenging to use these techniques when you feel like running around screaming!
Most of all, I want to have a great time learning about myself, others and contributing to universal harmony.