I know you might not read every post I publish :). But if you read last week’s, you know the title of it was “Get Up Trinity. Get. Up.”
Little did I know that just a few short hours after it went live I’d be laid out on the Brooklyn Bridge, welcoming the aid of a total stranger to help me (literally) get up.
The lovely air temperature masked an unwelcoming combination of wind, snow, and black ice that resulted in me taking a very bad fall – such that I ended up spending six hours in the emergency room. Thankfully, I didn’t suffer any head injuries and my bruises and limp will go away. So, I am fine and will be even better real soon.
Who needs sanity, anyway?
I was totally out of it on Saturday. Sunday was much better and like any sane (?) person, once the pain began to subside, my thoughts immediately went to a writing deadline I was working toward for this week. As I lay on my couch with my leg elevated, ice pack on my knee, and body filled with high-dosage naproxen, all I could think about was, “I’m losing time…”
I know, I know, it’s crazy. Yet, I bet you can relate, right? (That’s why you’re smiling right now…)
And that’s the scary thing about stress.
Stress is so pervasive today that we barely notice it for what it is.
According to an article I read in the Wall Street Journal, “For everybody, stress has gone up—in the last 30 years, self-reported stress has gone up 25% for men and 18% for women.”
Sure, it may be an inevitable element of modern-day life and there is such a thing as “good” and “bad” stress, but I believe you and I have become so accustomed to the feeling that even heightened times of stress seem normal or just slightly inconvenient.
“Danger, danger Will Robinson!”
Stress has become so “normalized” that many – perhaps even you – can no longer discern between “healthy” and “unhealthy” stress? You don’t even know if you’re in the danger zone because your threshold keeps increasing?
At some point, though, it is time to wave the surrender flag in the form of the sentiment from the Robot in “Lost in Space” and his famous line, “Danger, danger Will Robinson!”
Stress that creeps into the danger zone can lead to a multitude of ancillary problems, such as:
- mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional fatigue
- poor decisions
- significantly reduced efficiency and effectiveness
- …and more
And all of this can have an impact on your wealth!
Which is why I am delighted to host a free webinar next Tuesday, March 19th at 8pm EST – “Is Stress Blocking Your Wealth?” My featured guest is Colette Ellis – Yale-certified stress management coach.
Our conversation will help you:
- identify the stress and stress triggers in your life (they are not always so obvious);
- understand the specific ways stress shows up in your life; and
- develop an authentic and sustainable response plan.
You can’t manage what you don’t understand, and you can’t understand what you are unable to identify.
We are going to have a lively discussion about stress, especially of the kind that is simmering just beneath the surface going mostly unnoticed. And, we’ll carve out time for Q&A to address your specific areas of interest/concern.
So, I invite you to join us so you can learn some new techniques (or get a refresher) on ways you can reduce the price you pay for the stress in your life.
Just click here or on the below link and enter your name and email to get registered.
You’ll have fun de-stressing and unblocking – a necessary combination in order to make room for more abundance and wealth in your life!
p.s. by the way, I made my deadline! 🙂
p.p.s. look forward to seeing you next Tuesday…together, let’s make sure stress isn’t blocking your wealth.