Stress: Name It and Tame It

Would you be surprised to learn that stress has been named as an underlying factor in up to 90% of illnesses? 

One of the best ways to manage stress in your life is to first become aware of exactly what it is that causes you stress, because if you can name the stressors, then you can take the necessary steps to shift your perspective and neutralize the negative impact they have on you.

One such technique is called “Name It and Tame It.”   Write down what stresses you, being as specific as possible.  In other words, instead of writing down the word “work,” write down what it is about work that causes you stress:

  • Miscommunication with co-workers
  • A sense of overwhelm from a huge new project
  • Feeling unappreciated by your boss
  • Balancing work and the needs of your family

Having greater clarity will help combat any victim mindset.  From that renewed place of personal power, you can get unstuck and begin making decisions to reduce stress and move you forward into a life you love.

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About djwlifecoach

As a coach, author, speaker, singer, artist, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. To learn more about my work in the world, visit djwlifecoach.com. Subscribe to my blog at tiny.cc/djwblog. Listen to my radio show at tiny.cc/djwradio. View my author video and book trailer at tiny.cc/djwauthorvideo and tiny.cc/djwbooktrailer. Access 40+ tapping resources at tiny.cc/djwtaps. Send email to deborah@djwlifecoach.com. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the three coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee, Mortimer and Maisy Jane.
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