Do You Want Holiday Flow or Holiday Frenzy?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Connecting with Others, Emotions, Health and Wellness, Stress Tips | 0 comments

 

We all do it…..fill up our plate with extra things to do between Thanksgiving and New Year. There is a long list of fun things that come up on the calendar, as well as honoring our traditions, commitments and gift buying and giving. We bake, we shop, we wrap and we often do some version of sending out cards. We may even throw a party. Some of us double up on these holiday activities if we are also covering our business or workplace with some holiday cheer.

Often, we arrive at the New Year breathless and ready for life to feel ordinary again as we fly into the final stretch hardly enjoying the peace of the winter solstice as a time of going inwards to reflect on the year behind us as we intend what we want in the year ahead of us. Making time for “me time” is critical to maintain your health and sanity.

What if you could do it differently this year? Less stress and overwhelm with more fulfillment and fun. This is what you can put on your list for Santa! Your opportunity to do it differently is to create more space to fit in the extra things that are part of your holiday tradition. You don’t need permission to change up your traditions. If you do need permission to let go of the “should do list” I’m offering it to you now.

Here are some ideas to create more space so you can flow and not push your way through the season. Pushing will make your giving feel resentful and not joyful.

Start with making a list of all the extra things that are coming up before the end of the year. Be realistic when you prioritize your time and energy so you don’t get run down from burning the candle at both ends. Remember, you were already busy before the holidays hit.

  • Prioritize the things you love to do that are energizing. These are the things that you “want to do” that make your heart happy.
  • Honor the commitments that you do each year as part of your tradition that you really don’t enjoy doing. These might be the things that you feel you “should do”
    • Find a new way to do them to make them more fun. Put on holiday music while you work on it.
    • Enlist support to share the task with others so you’re not doing it all yourself. Baking and wrapping as a group effort makes less time.
    • Wrap your gifts using gift bags and not rolls of paper and tape; easy-peasy
    • Stop doing the extra time-takers that don’t add to your holiday joy
  • Balance Holiday giving with Holiday receiving by asking for help and saying yes to others who offer you some help. Remove “No, thanks, I’ve got this” out of your vocabulary! Saying yes to others provides them the opportunity to give to you and feel appreciated. Remember this wisdom; “It’s never too late to delegate!”
  • Break down your to-do list into smaller realistic steps and draw out a timeline to spread tasks to fit into windows of time rather than thinking you need a bigger time frame to get your project done. This is especially helpful if you are stuck in procrastination.
  • Ask yourself seriously, is it time to let this tradition go so you can create more space in your season.
  • Finally, the gift of presence is the best present of all, prioritize your time to really enjoy or touch those who you cherish the most!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step Away from the Drama! Conserve Your Energy!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Emotions, Stress Resilience, Stress Tips | 0 comments

 

We can get triggered by other people around us when we are pulled into their drama that is their “stuff” that doesn’t have anything to do with us. When people are reactive, their negativity can spread into the space and impact everyone in the vicinity.

This is a major energy drain for most of us. But if we care, and want to be a nice person, don’t we want to help them feel better? We may be seduced into the middle of their story thinking that we can help them to fix their problem. This may in turn trigger self-pity or resentment within us.

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Three Science-Backed Ways to Reduce Mental Stress Right Now

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Media, Stress Reduction, Stress Resilience | 0 comments

Episode 79: Interview with Sara Regester

 

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About Sara Regester

I work with the new generation of individuals who value success but want to ­find a sustainable way to thrive without wiping themselves out from their stress.  My expertise is in uncovering the underlying lifestyle patterns that open the door to health problems and distress related to stressful living.

I help my clients transform their lifestyle through sustainable mindset changes for new patterns, behaviors, and habits using unique mind-body-spirit techniques that are highly transformative.

3 big ideas discussed in this episode:

  • Stress is linked to your meaning and purpose so rather than reducing your stress why not learn how to be good at it.
  • Be a Stress Responder and not a Stress Reactor so you can harness the energy of stress to meet challenge and adversity and grow from your stress so you can be successful without wiping yourself out
  • When we say yes to others we are often saying no to yourself. Then we prioritize based on what we should do rather than what we want to do. If we ever give our energy without fueling our energy tank our giving becomes resentful and we deplete ourselves opening the door to burnout and health issues.

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July Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Stress Resilience, Stress Tips, Transformation | 0 comments

Are You Feeling the Push and Pull of Resistance?

Click Here to Read the Complete July Newsletter.

Sara Regester, Stress Mastery Expert

Directions 4 Wellness

 

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Freedom from the Push-Pull of Resistance

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Stress Resilience, Stress Tips | 0 comments

 

Freedom from resistance is the gift we give ourselves when we get unstuck so we can break free from the status quo that we are tolerating and really go for our heart’s desire.

There is a lot of push-pull when we are in resistance. Yes I want to change and do my life/career/relationship/health differently but every time I try to make changes I always end up in the same place, feeling stuck, resentful and unfulfilled. I know there is more for me if I can just see what steps to take to do my life differently.

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Sara Regester Talk Radio Guest

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Connecting with Others, Stress Resilience, Stress Tips | 0 comments

Sara Regester presented her program, “Turning Your Stress into Success” for the “Successful Aging” segment on the Independent Talk Radio Show 1100 KFNX this past week.  Read the article summary written by Kaye Baker, Producer, Special to The Glendale Star.

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June Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Connecting with Others, Emotions, Newsletters, Transformation | 0 comments

4 Tips to Shift Your Attitude to Feel Lighter 

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Sara Regester, Stress Mastery Expert

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