Episode 571: Change Your Relationship With Stress

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Author Scott Halford says how you look at something can predict how your body responds to it. If you have a big proposal coming up and “sigh,” that’s an indication you’re telling yourself, “This sucks and I don’t want to do it.” But if you have a “bring it on!” attitude it can be very energizing. You will begin to have a different relationship with the things that stress you out. Your mindset does matter. You’re feeding your brain either with a positive or negative message. Your brain is going to respond to that priming, and you will act accordingly.

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Perform “erasers” throughout the day. One of these erasers is to take 5-10 minutes throughout the day and sit in nature or look outside for 5 minutes without any electronic leashes (computer, phone, pager, etc.) Allow yourself to wander mentally. Research shows that 50 minutes of focus and 10 minutes of downtime is a great reset. Do this eraser technique several times throughout the day.


Scott Halford

  • Author on Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking, NeuroLeadership and Influence
  • Keynote and workshop speaker
  • Emmy Award winning writer and producer
  • Advisor to Fortune 500 executive teams
  • Inductee into the CPAE National Speakers Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation

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