I don’t think I’m alone when I say time is moving so fast and with the hundreds of meetings, conference calls, emails, texts and phone conversations it seems we’re all asked to constantly do more in less time.
Being stressed out is very nonproductive for me. Then I remember some of the best advice that one of my first female mentors gave me, “If you want good health, good spirits and good business, you must make an effort to focus your attention on the goodness of things.” Science has proven that positivity mitigates the negative effects of stress.
Take time to make time seems counter intuitive but incorporating just a few positive practices within my day really helps me to fend off the shark attacks of stress. Some of those include taking a ten minute walk during lunch, taking a few deep breaths and stretching every hour or so, a few quiet moments of gratitude for the good things in my day, reading a daily positive affirmation, or sharing a laugh with a coworker over the joke of the day. All of these small moments collectively work to help me shed the stress.
Read more from Pam Wedow, PWH Chair 2013-2014 in our newest edition of PWH Connect!