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Creating Some Space: Techniques for De-stressing

January 14, 2020

Creating Some Space: Techniques for De-stressing

Aired Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Let’s face it: life is a constant ball of stress sometimes. Work overburdens us; the bills pile up. The kids need your attention, you’re running behind schedule, etc., etc., etc. It is easy to feel like your life is living you, not the other way around.

So, what can you do to calm yourself down?

Well, you could always take time off of work—or quit your job—and hop a plane to Costa Rica. Not an option? Okay, never fear: there are plenty of things you can do right here, right now to de-stress yourself, to gain control of your life, your mental state, your emotional state, etc.

Does that sound good to you?

I hope so. It’s no fun, after all, to feel like everyday life is running over us. When it is, we are doing nothing more than existing. Forget about living your purpose if you are constantly stressed-out and frantic. You might not ever open up the space to figure out what that purpose is.

So let’s talk about that: space. When it comes to our personal transformation, we’re not talking “space” as in planets and galaxies. Instead, we’re talking about mental space, opening gaps between thoughts in our constant mental chatter. In these intervals—however brief—we can pause to examine ourselves and our lives. We can make some different choices.

That is what personal transformation is all about: making different choices. If your choices are not serving you, you will need to make different ones. When and where, then, do you make them? In these gaps, in the space you clear for yourself.

Join me this week as we examine a handful of easy-to-put-into-practice, beneficial techniques for opening up some space in your life, space to choose differently. Each one of them is effective and none of them takes a lot of time. The rewards, though, can be far greater than the time spent. Talk about a high-leverage activity! Join us and start to put some of these into practice in your life. Open up some space for yourself. See you Tuesday!

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