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For April, Stress Awareness Month, NeuroTransformational Coach Rachel Tenenbaum shares simple strategies people can use to slow down and feel more calm and control in their lives.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 28, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Our minds and our bodies are stressed from the constant stream of horrifying news from Ukraine on the heels of two years of pandemic. NeuroTransformational Coach Rachel Tenenbaum shares some simple strategies people can use to slow down and feel more calm and control in their lives.
Rachel teaches leaders how to defuse stress, catapult collaboration, foster innovation, retrain their brain, and lead others.
"There are many ways to slow down," she says. "Start by looking at your schedule. It's easy to presume we need to do 'everything,' but when we ask ourselves what are our current priorities and list them in order of importance, we get clear on what we CAN remove from our schedule.
"If you fall in the camp of everything is a priority – perhaps ask yourself if you can truly do well with all those priorities, or if it would serve you to focus on certain priorities for now and others in the coming months. For example, business development, marketing, content creation, and social media can all feel like a priority for an entrepreneur, but attempting to do them all at once without support is a surefire way to minimize your efforts in multiple realms. But if you prioritize ONE or TWO areas for a quarter – or six months – by honing your attention, you can get far greater traction than by spreading your time and energy too thin. In life, if your priority is your family, friend, fitness, career growth, sleep, and philanthropy, it's likely best to choose."
Choose to Slow Down: 4 Steps for More Calm & Control
Rachel's brand — I AM Living — stands for Intentional, Abundant, Mindful Living. She coaches leaders to expand their impact by moving beyond reactive tendencies and self-imposed limitations. The first step is slowing down.
Step 1 – Pause: "Slowing down means taking a pause between stimulus and response," Rachel says. "It's easy to find ourselves on the freight train of life, going so fast that it's hard to pivot when necessary or see the better, alternate routes. By taking a simple pause, we can slow down long enough, enabling our ability to redirect – or realign – when necessary, so that we can more readily arrive at our desired destination." Pausing can help people better navigate situations such as:
• Responding when someone says something aggressive or triggering.
• Making career decisions or negotiating a salary or raise.
• Figuring out how to proceed when your to-do list is overloaded.
Step 2 – Permit yourself to feel how you feel: Giving yourself permission to acknowledge and embrace how you are feeling is a proven technique to calm the brain during times of heightened stress, and essential to being able to move forward intentionally.
Step 3 – Prioritize: The best place to start to slow down is by looking at your schedule and making sure that the things on your calendar and to-do list mirror your priorities, Rachel says. She shares three different approaches to do this:
• Start with zero: "Start with a blank slate and blank calendar, then one by one, put on what is absolutely required. Notice when things start to feel 'too full.' Trust your instinct."
• Align your schedule with your priorities: "List your supposed priorities in order – and then assess what makes them priorities. Is it because others say they are important, or because they align with a greater life or career goal?"
• Assess the associated energy quotient: "It's easy to keep things on the schedule without noticing whether they are energy-giving or draining. That which drains your energy should be reassessed. Why is it needed? If you have trouble coming up with a good answer, get rid of it and focus your time on what gives you energy. If it's non-negotiable, and must stay on the schedule, ask yourself 'How else can I approach or manage this in a more nourishing or healthier format?'"
Step 4 – Proceed: "When you habituate a pause between stimulus and your response, you can slow down long enough to choose the right action, and the right response, to catapult you in the direction best aligned with your greater goals and desires."
About: Rachel Tenenbaum is a NeuroTransformational Coach who teaches leaders how to defuse stress, catapult collaboration, foster innovation, retrain their brain, and lead others in a process she calls P.E.A.C.E. (Pause Embrace Acknowledge Choose Engage). A regular media contributor, Tenenbaum is published in Forbes, Thrive Global, and her meditations are featured favorites on the global meditation app Insight Timer. Tenenbaum is a sought-after expert on the brain, stress, leadership development, and mindfulness. Learn more at her website IAMLiving.us.
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