A plan to help you destress

 

Life is going to throw stressful situations at you – it’s inevitable. How you deal with those stressful situations can drastically influence your mental sanity and quality of life.

From my experience, the best way to deal with stress is to follow a plan.

Following a plan helps you gain a sense of control over the situation.  That sense of control allows you to let go of the ‘how on earth am I going to do this?’ feeling.

“How am I going to do all of this homework before the due date?”

“How am I going to have time for enough sleep?”

“How am I going to deal with that annoying coworker tomorrow?”

“How am I going to get healthier?”

“How am I going to make time for the gym?”

“How am I going to save more money?”

These are all common questions we ask ourselves when we’re stressed. The fear of not knowing how something is going to play out can be paralyzing. So take a little control back. Identify your issue, do some research, make a plan, and execute.

Luckily, for most of you reading this, you are already on the path to improving your body image, performance, and overall wellbeing. Attending the gym consistently and eating well will more than likely help improve your health. Take a step back and look how you got here. You followed a plan. You had an issue (health/fitness/body image), sought some guidance (the wonderful coaching staff at LIV Athletic), and off you go to execute your new plan.

Once you’re set up and following the plan, some of your stress goes away. There is nothing more you can do to achieve your goal. You’re moving in the right direction and giving it your all.  That’s all you can ask of yourself.

We can apply this same concept of following a plan to the other areas of life that cause stress.

LIV Athletic is a nicely packaged plan where the steps to success are neatly laid out for you to follow. The idea of creating your own plan to follow can be daunting. Fortunately enough, we are living in the digital era. There is an abundance of resources and solutions at your fingertips – all you have to do is ask (AKA Google search it). You will find articles, books, blogs, and podcasts about whatever subject or issue you could possibly come up with. You can learn about saving money, communicating with coworkers, increasing productivity, tips for studying, and a multitude of other resources you can use to form your plan.

Good luck!