Listen to the full podcast episode to hear how to address the real root cause of stress:
There’s something extra special about waking up in the morning when you’re on vacation. I recently experienced it. It’s that elimination of incoming stress as you wrack your brain for things that need to be done in the hours ahead. Instead, in the absence of stress you wake up feeling at peace – your body relaxed and you feel energized and free.
What if you could feel like that every day, not just when you’re on vacation? Do you ever wonder if you were free from stress, who would you have the freedom to be?
Too many people experience feeling stress-free only a few days out of the year. According to The American Institute of Stress, 33% of people report feeling extreme stress.
77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health.
73% of people have stress that affects their mental health.
The numbers don’t lie about the havoc that stress wreaks. Three out of four of us are dealing with stress that is negatively impacting our life. That could be you as a leader, your employees, or your family members.
This stress prevents you from playing full out personally and professionally. Yet, too often we feel that stress simply comes with the territory. It’s a known “side-effect” of the life we lead. I want you to know that this doesn’t have to be the case.
The topic of stress is nothing new, but the way that I want to approach solving it is. Rather than addressing the external causes and symptoms of stress, I want to address the real root cause of stress so that you can transform it.
Managing your symptoms is only sustainable for so long and like anytime we only address symptoms, stress will continue to return if you aren’t addressing its source. I know. For too long I unsuccessfully tried to control my external world in order to avoid stress.
Instead of trying to control everything around us to keep stress at bay, we can learn how to self-regulate so that when we experience stress, we will have the tools to extract the root and transform it. Learning this technique along with two ways to self-regulate will allow you to stop the pattern of continually being triggered by the same situation, employee, worry, or family member, over and over again.
So if you’re feeling the stress of doing a million things and feel like you are carrying a lot for many, tune in and take notes!
In this episode on addressing the real root cause of stress, I share:
- How to uncover the real root cause of stress and go beyond working on the surface symptoms
- Two simple techniques to pull yourself out of a stress attack instantly
- The liberating mindset shift to go from blaming external circumstances or other people for your stress so you can be freer than ever before
- Why it matters which nervous system we are operating from
- How to recognize your triggers and what to do once you observe them
- A 4-step approach to balancing your subconscious so it doesn’t take over your life
- Tune into the previous episode, Becoming a Jumpseat Leader with Peter Docker
- Learn more about the effects that stress can have on your body.
- Learn more about the Playing Full Out Revolution.
- Connect with Rita on LinkedIn.
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About Rita Hyland
With over 20 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, Rita helps leaders — emerging and established — excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
Rita believes if leaders were more clear about how transformation really works and more intentional about creating what they want, their impact, success, and influence in the world would be unstoppable.
Through her coaching programs, private coaching, and masterminds, Rita shows leaders how to win consistently and create the impact and legacy they desire.
Central to Rita’s work is the understanding that you will never outperform your current programming, no matter how strong your willpower.
When you learn to use Rita’s proprietary Neuroleadership Growth Code, a technology which uses the best of neuroscience and transformational psychology to hit the brain’s buttons for change, YOU become both the solution and the strategy.
Her mission is to end talented, hard-working, and self-aware leaders spending another day stuck in self-doubt or confusion and not contributing their brilliant work and talent the world so desperately needs.