Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of the German Empire (between 1871 and 1890) has said:
Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience.
So I must be a double fool for making the same mistake twice.
What am I speaking about?
I'm speaking about ...
Mistakes I made with stress management
In 2013, after the birth of my second child, I had severe chronic stress, which developed into deep depression. I still don't know how I could take care of my children, run my business, lead my staff (and got praised by being a good boss) and manage my household. I remember only that had nonexistent self-esteem back then, got irritated by every small thing, cried a lot (when was alone) and had self-destructive thoughts.
When I finally got out of this pit (have to praise here Access Consciousness, which gave me a lot of simple tools for that and also so enjoyable body treatments) and had even some lightness around me I decided to change my path and study life coaching... So that could help other depressed and stressed women.
Three years later I found myself in the state of burnout. My psyche and body just couldn't keep up the workload I had taken (voluntarily!?!). It was toooooooo much.
While I climbed up from the same (or at least very similar) pit I learned two extremely important lessons.
Lessons on stress management
1. Stress can be sly and sneaky.
You seem to have control over your life. In reality you may already have stress symptoms warning about the stress waiting around the corner.
What to do: Learn how your body (Yes, your body! Not your mom's, your friends' or some stranger's in some Facebook Group.) reacts to stress. Learn what is stressing you out. Learn different stress management tools. This knowledge can save you and your health.
(Disclaimer: If you have stress (or you suspect that you have it) please go to see your doctor! This Website and products and services offered here do not diagnose any medical conditions, prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. The information about stress and stress management tools provided by this Website can complement any medical or psychological care you are receiving.)
2. Building up stress resilience is essential for your well-being.
It is not the stressless life, which provides you well-being. It is stress resilience, which helps you to survive in this often harsh and restless world.
What to do: Use various stress management tools, which help you to increase your stress resilience. For example taking breaks can reduce stress. Also practicing gratitude can decrease the influence of stressful situations.
I really hope that you don't have to make similar mistakes anymore. Me doing them twice should be enough.
So do we have a deal?
You are doing what you master at and I provide to you easy-peasy stress management tools and all kind of information about stress?
Do you want to learn from the 4 mistakes I made back then? You can join my FREE training on stress management.
You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.