With an understanding that you probably aren’t able to alter many of your underlying allostatic load factors :
What changes can you make to establish the foundation for a calmer, lighter future?
How can you Architect Your Life, reducing or avoiding predictable stressors, and building more space for recovery?
To accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." - Serenity Prayer
Here are two techniques that can be very helpful, the first a foundational pro-active approach and the second an ongoing regular process.
The first technique will take some time (but it is a game-changer if you do it) this is the
Try this four-step strategy to architect a life that allows for stress recovery:
Our second technique is simpler: Regularly review your weekly calendar how you spend your time.
Now with this reflection fresh in your mind, plan your next week - what can you do (or not do) to make it flow better, align with your values and avoid predictable stress.
This is the second post in our STRESSRecovery guide. Click here to read the first post.
Dr. Brendan Byrne