Two words, “Take Action”. My mentor Barry Farber taught me this.
You and I are going to have stress in our lives, that’s a fact. The main determinant of how that stress effects us is how we react to it. We can wallow in sorrow and be paralyzed by anxiety, or we can take action. A Fit Friends’ Revolution member recently experienced tremendous stress in his life. Here’s how he helped himself:
- Identify what is causing you stress; the real reason
- Acknowledge why it’s causing you stress; be honest and sincere about your feelings
- Now, take action toward addressing the stress; make the phone call, set up a payment plan, talk to a mentor, ask for help, define a simple plan of action and take the first step. Keep it Simple!
Taking action works by helping you feel empowered because instead of being a victim of stress, you are now working toward a solution to feel better. It also distracts your mind from feeling helpless to strategizing a way to decrease the negative health effects of stress. This improves self-esteem and self-reliance.
You can do this. If you’re a FFR member and stressed about your health, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re all in this together and we can help. Take Action.