Handling stress: which one are you?

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Scenario one:

Scenario two:

When you’re faced with stress or inner conflict, which scenario sounds most familiar to you?

What’s the solution?

A self-awareness activity

  1. How often do you experience inner conflict? Inner conflict means different things to different people. Learning to label when you feel conflicted is the first step. Perhaps you’re unsure of a decision, regret a choice, or feel vulnerable in your relationships. All of these shame and anxiety-fueled emotional states are inner conflicts.
  2. How do you feel when experiencing inner conflict? Step one: identify when you feel inner conflict. Step two? Identify how it makes you feel. Most of us have regular patterns or physical reactions to inner conflict. What are yours?
  3. When do you experience the longest moments of inner peace? Inner peace is not a permanent state that, once you reach it, you’re done. It’s also not a five-minute moment. To feel inner peace about something, you must feel truly calm and open to the events happening in your life. When do you feel this?

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