Mentoring Idea of the Month #1: Reduce and understand the stress in your life!
Stress affects us all. Some stress is good; it helps us strive and find fulfillment. However, too much stress can be draining and unhealthy. Stress management expert David Lewis offers ten tips for finding a healthy way to manage our emotions and reactions around difficult experiences. If you or your mentee get stressed about something, discuss any tips that seem relevant and helpful:
- Never say never 😉
- Act on facts, not assumptions.
- Don’t generalize.
- Accept your feelings.
- Accept responsibility for yourself.
- Abandon false hopes.
- Step back from your problems.
- Simplify your lifestyle.
- Spend time in nature.
- Make and take decisions with courage.