Health & Well Being

Goal Setting May Curb Stress

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, stress affects us all at least once in our lives.  Sometimes I hear people say things like “wow! That person is really living the life” or “man, I wish I was that guy! He has it so easy!”  I assert these statements are quite inaccurate being we all breathe the same air, we all have the same 24 hours in a day.

However, why do we sometimes look at others and think that in their life nothing must go wrong?

Perhaps it is the way in which that person deals with stress in their lives.  For example, Donald Trump is a guy who has a few dollars to throw around and looks like he leads a pretty amazing life by flying here and owning property there, but Donald Trump is not immune to stress.  Donald Trump has gone from millions to bankrupt and back up again.  I am sure the man has dealt with stress.

Setting goals to work towards can be key in eliminating stress being a bad thing in your life!  When we set goals and work towards them, sometimes the stresses that show up just become the bumps in the road on the way to achieving a goal.  Make sure your goal is something that leaves you lit up to achieve!

Many people start with a fitness goal.  Fitness goals can be fun!

Begin with something that is small and work your way up. Maybe there is a 5km run going on in your area that you could sign up for and begin to train.  Maybe there is “Walk” for something that inspires you. Maybe there is something more challenging like a Tough Mudder event or a Zumbathon coming up.   Whatever it may be, begin to set a goal that you may or may not be able to see as achievable and then go to work on.  Start looking at any stresses that show up as an opportunity to channel them into your training and then keep moving forward!

If you or anyone you know are dealing with stress and looking for a solution, contact me today!