What are your Stressors?
This month’s theme is Stress Management and you can get the free worksheet at AffirmationPod.com/Stress
This episode is NOT about
Life Transitions and Significant Events – Resource mentioned Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale
Anxiety and Panic – Resource mentioned The Anxiety Podcast
The Productive kind of stress – Resource mentioned Trello
This episode is about daily situational and relational stressors
What stresses people out is different.
For you, it may be when driving – drivers who cut you off, or don’t signal or simply being traffic can be a stressor.
We just did a month on Money Management and the topic of personal finances may stress you out.
Interactions with particular people: the manager at work, a particular co-worker or client, a certain family member, acquaintance, someone with the last name in-law, even some of your friends can be stressors in your life.
It may be someone you’ve never met like a certain politician.
Did someone come to mind as you’re listening to me right now? Are you noticing your muscles tense and jaw or hands clench as you hear this list?
Just a heads up, keep this person or situation in mind because the next episode will be a visualization where we address this using the strategies you came up with from last week’s worksheet episode.
What are the stressors in your life?
If you're not clear on the stressors, think of what you tend to vent about.
What are the stories you tell yourself?
What stories or assumptions do you tell yourself? How do you fill in the blanks related to the stressor?
What’s the root of my stress?
When and where did you learn this response? Please note: next month's worksheet is the Self-Care Worksheet. In your answers for the Stress Management Worksheet, think intervention meaning what to do when stress happens. Save your prevention strategies for the Self-Care Worksheet.
The sister episode to this one is Episode 86 Affirmations When Stressed out
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