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De-Stressing in 10 Minutes or Less

You wake up for your day and look at your calendar. You already feel behind on work that should have been completed yesterday, overwhelmed by the amount of virtual meetings, not to mention the house is a mess, laundry isn’t done, kids need to be in virtual school and a mile-long list of things that are left undone.

If this feels familiar, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association conducted a study that says, 8 in 10 Americans report their mental health is suffering due to increased stress in 2020.

This talk cannot solve all of the stressors we are all facing currently, but it can be a step in the right direction. Lindsey will go over common stress triggers, physical symptoms to be aware of and how to assess our body when we are under stress. Finally, many stress reducing activities will be given that can help manage stress “in the moment.”

You don’t have to dedicate an entire day or even an hour to de-stressing, these tips will be for 1-minute, 5-minute and 10-minute exercises.

This is the talk that I gave today at WordFest 2021 by Big Orange Heart.

Checklists for Stress

During my talk we went over triggers of stress and physical symptoms.

The idea is to start to identify triggers and then tie them to the physical symptoms. When we connect these two we can stay ahead of our stress.

If you want to go over these checklists, here they are:

Physical Checklist

Triggers of Stress

WordFest is Awesome

I am so lucky that I was able to take part in WordFest 2021, the entire team at Big Orange Heart and all of the volunteers are so incredible. It is a great organization to be involved with, but even better to do a small part to give back.

If you attended the talks today I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and if not, you can still grab a seat and watch the recordings!

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