How many of us experience stress over the course of a day, week, month or year? At some point we all experience it to some degree. How we manage that stress is the determining factor as to the impact that it has on our health. If we do not find ways to reduce or remove the stress, it will wreak havoc on our mind and body.

So how can we reduce stress? Each of us will find that a different method works best for us. Some may read, others take a yoga class or meditate. Others might find that something more aggressive such as a boxing class helps. There are thousands of ways we can reduce and remove stress.

How can we figure out what works best for each of us? When I work with my clients to figure out different activities we first take a look at where the stress is coming from. Do you experience it at work, home, school? What have you tried in the past? How long has the stress been going on? Once we have these things figured out, it is time to start creating the ‘ingredients list’ or activities that will result in your recipe to a healthy life. Armed with the right tools, you will be able to stare stress in the face and knock it out! Can you already sense how much healthier would you feel without stress in your life?  It’s time to start creating that list!


*What causes you stress in your life?

*How do you reduce it?



  • for me right now it is simple: I ask myself WHAT IS THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?! and 99.9% of the time I realize it is not that bad.
    February 5, 2014
  • I really find yoga helps, I come out feeling calm and like I have taken a really big sigh! Most people think my running would be enough to make me exhausted all the time, but I still struggle to relax and sleep sometimes. I also find listening to an audiobook helps as it relaxes me and the monotone voice is...... boring.....which helps me fall asleep!
    February 5, 2014
  • Jess @getfitwifey
    Right now my husband and I are ttc... We experienced a miscarriage in October. It's hard not to stress trying again and what could happen since we experienced it already. I have been doing a lot of deep breathing, a lot praying, and even some meditation. I know that being overly stressed isnt healthy for fertility and especially for a pregnant woman.
    February 5, 2014
      • Jess @getfitwifey
        Thanks so much for your support you are the sweetest xoxo
        February 14, 2014
  • focusing on keeping things simple is how we are dealing. writing everything down, and then focus on one thing then move on so we don't get too overwhelmed.
    February 5, 2014
  • It is all lack of money right now for me & unfortunately nothing but correcting that really helps BUT my workouts help me work out the stress! :)
    February 6, 2014

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