What motivates you? This segment assumes that while fear and stress motivates most people, fear and stress might not be the best places to find motivation.
- [Instructor] Prevent recurring low-level stressors. … Despite the many optimists out there proclaiming … that some stress is good, I just don't buy it. … Well, it's true that stress can be motivating. … Its evolutionary function of course, … is to propel us out of the path of a charging lion. … Personally, I feel better when I'm motivated by emotions, … other than fear. … Longtime stress researcher, Robert Epstein … conducted a study that makes this totally clear. … The people who are the least stressed out … are very good at preventing stress … rather than just knowing how to cope with it, … though coping skills don't hurt either. … So we need to spend a little time … identifying the things that make us stressed … in our day-to-day lives. … Really listen to your body for this one. … When do you feel nervous? … When is your breathing shallow? … Your shoulders tensed and aching? … When are you likely to snap at your kids … or lose your patience? … Before taking stock like this, I was already very aware …
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- How to stop overworking
- The importance of recess breaks
- Determining your top priorities
- How to say no to all non-priorities
- Eliminating junk stimuli and mental clutter
- Strategies for reducing low-level stressors
- Swapping fear and stress for courageous thoughts