Lisa Nichols – How To Manage Stress

Lisa Nichols – How To Manage Stress


Hi, I’m Lisa Nichols and
welcome back to this place. I love to call a safe Haven, a safe Haven to explore what
you think, but more importantly, a safe Haven to explore how you
feel about what you’re up to. Gladiators operate at a
different level. Unicorns, we play by a different set of rules
and we need a place to come to take our capes off, to unscrew a
unicorn horn, sit them down, and to just breathe and to really look
at how do I navigate this life of mine? How do I navigate it to amazing? How
do I navigate it to breathtaking? How do I navigate this life
of mine to contribution? How do I navigate this life of mine called
non-negotiable today I want to answer the question that you had. How
do I navigate through stress? Oh, well, first of all, I want to clear up the misconception
that I don’t have stress. I’ve hear heard people say, Lisa, you
seem like as if you never have stress. Well. Um, I operate at a very high level of
productivity and I believe that anyone, if you’re operating at a high
level of demand, then you do have, an opportunity to touch stress on a daily, I’ll just say on a daily,
how do you manage it? I want to give you four techniques
that I use to manage stress. Number one, when I have a number of things on my
list of to do’s and I’m highly stressed, number one, move some of your
by when dates. I love to go. I can get that done by the end of the day. I can get that done by
the end of the week. The reality is sometimes there’s more
space that you can give yourself or I like to say more grace that you
can give yourself by moving
back your by wind dates. So if something can be done by Friday, but you already have nine
things being done by Friday, then move a few back to
Monday or Tuesday. Number two, when you look at the things that are
on your to do list so often things unconsciously fall in that
urgent box. I need to do it now. Well, I consciously move things
from my urgent to important, urgent and important. Don’t
occupy the same space. Some things are important and there are
very few things that should be urgent. If you have too many things
in your urgent category, you’re naturally gonna
live in a high stress. So there are very few things, very few things that live
in urgent in my life. A lot of things live in important. And it’s important to recognize that when
you operate in a constant of urgency, you actually are driving your
stress up on a consistent basis. The third thing, I said it
as a part of number one, make a list. I know you think that
your head can remember everything. It can’t make a list. I make a list for everything and
then I actively cross the lists off. And so I make big goal items on my list
and then underneath are the sub actions that I need to do to get that done.
And so if it’s, uh, something like, grocery store under the sub list, I’ll say Costco and you know, then Vons or Ralphs in
case, to let me know, I want to go to two different stores
to get everything that I want. And so make a list, get it out
of your head. And then finally, four times five, four times
five, write that down. So when it comes to breathing, I
want you to think four times five. Your body cannot experience stress
while you’re taking deep breaths. Isn’t that amazing? Your body cannot experience stress
while you’re taking deep breaths. So four times five, breathe
in to a count of five. Hold it to a faster count of five. Exhale to the count of five, five times a day. Breathe into five, hold five, exhale five, five times a day, four times five. And you’ll find that chest by doing that,
you’re taking your stress level down. We get to live an extraordinary
life. We get to be high achievers. We get to serve many, and we get to do it all
with grace and ease. Now I want to blanket this
entire conversation about
stress by inviting you to not even use the word
stress. Instead of saying, I’m managing my stress. Say I’m inviting in grace and ease
because energy grows where energy goes. So while the word may need to be used, especially if you’re in the
space where you’re stressful, you may need to use it. But I wanted to invite you to use grace
and ease and what you’re going toward versus what you’re running away from. So as your sister in
prosperity and in possibility, Let’s continue to have more grace and ease as
unicorns, gladiators, and change agents.

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