Monday, January 23, 2017

How to Master Stress and Gain Control of Your Life and Body

Stress is an inevitable part of life, part of our shared human experience. At some point in our lives, we have all had, or have known someone who has had to deal with such stressors as severe illness, a difficult boss, car accident, delayed travel, and myriad other stressful situations.

However, our responses to stress are not inevitable. Think back to the person you know that can handle any crisis with the patience and serenity of Iyov (Job), or alternatively, the person that seems to wither under even the slightest amount of pressure. 

Our ability, or inability, to handle stress is based on our resilience, which Precision Nutrition defines as "..the ability to bounce back from a challenge." 

Our physical body, emotions, attitudes, beliefs, environment, and even our worldview influence our resilience and therefore our ability to deal with, adapt to, and recover from stress. Resilience is therefore a skill and mindset that we can learn and improve in order to improve the quality of our lives and bodies.  

"When we have physical, mental, and emotional resilience, we feel in control of our lives and our bodies." (PN Level 2 Certification Program)

Check out the resilience web below to determine where you stack up:

Resilience Web / courtesy Precision Nutrition

How did you measure up? If your resilience is not where it should be or where you want it to be, you can try the following two habits to help improve your resilience:

1. Meditate. Carve out five minutes from your day to just sit and meditate. Whether you chant ohm, woosah, or just focus on your breathing, this daily habit will help decrease the physiological effects of stress and thereby improve your resilience. 

2. Be grateful. Observant Jews start each day with the Modeh Ani, thanking Hashem for another day. Whether you believe in a higher power or not, there are numerous people/things/events to be grateful for, such as our lives, families, friends, sunsets, beach vacations, and more. Reflect upon, and/or chronicle these in a gratitude journal to increase the positive nature of your thinking. 

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to post them here, or reach out to us at info@bobwellsfitness.com with more questions, or for more information on how to work with one of our coaches to improve your resilience and gain control of your life and body.  




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