In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast Behavioral Psychologist Denise Dudley returns for Part II of her discussion of Recognizing and Dealing with Stress During Pandemic. In Part II Denise outlines the tools you will need to help you manage stress. She outlines how stress works against the immune system, and why self care is important. Denise gives you tips on the importance of working with your breathing and using relaxation techniques or mediation to relax. She finishes up the discussion with how to stop negative self talk that adds to your stress.
Sheltering at Home, Loss of Your Job, or Fear of Getting Covid-19 these are all stressors. In the time of this Pandemic we are more susceptible to becoming stressed and suffering more anxiety attacks. On the show today Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Denise Dudley joins host Chris Cebollero as she breaks down stress, what are they symptoms, defines chronic and acute stress and offers some wisdom in how to recognize your feelings of stress. This is Part 1 of 2 episodes. In Part II Denise outlines ways to manage this stress.
I’m so excited to have Danny Creed and Craig Marshall back on the show. Join us for a fascinating conversation about how to achieve success without sacrificing your personal wellbeing.
On today’s podcast:
- Ditch time management, it’s all about priority management now
- Happiness vs joy
- Allowing our higher selves to guide us more
- Taking baby steps
Ditch time management, it’s all about priority management now
One of the things Danny and Craig are on a mission to do is to show people how to be successful, and at the same how to nurture their souls.
Everyone is looking for the right work-life balance. We have to learn how to mix business and life together so that we can achieve the best results.
You shouldn’t be looking into time management, it’s all about priority management. We have to understand what has the highest priority for us based on the consequences.
Happiness vs joy
German writer Goethe once said, “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” When you can control what you’re doing, your stress level also goes down.
There is no happy ending to an unhappy journey. Many people feel like they need to struggle and climb ladders. There is no need to suffer.
There is a distinction between the words “happiness” and “joy”. Happiness has a cause. It’s based upon some sort of external condition of achievement. Joy is very different. It’s a perky, fun state of consciousness. Joy is about enjoying every step in your journey.
Allowing our higher selves to guide us more
Craig realized that he is the one creating his own reality. He decided to take total personal responsibility.
As a monk, he also learned that he has a higher and a lower self. The higher self is intuitive, creative, joyous. The lower self, the little ego, is fearful, it sometimes shuts down, and has a lot of old school beliefs.
The third thing he learned is that whatever he chooses to put his attention on to, it’s going to increase. If he puts his mind on success and the specifics of achieving it, that’s going to grow.
The fourth thing he has learned is that mindfulness practices are actually tools to tap into his inner guidance from his higher self.
Taking baby steps
If we can improve the quality and the clarity of our thinking by one-tenth of one percent a day, in time we will experience massive personal growth.
Success happens by getting small wins, by changing small habits.