Tag: stress

mindfulness v. reactivity

Mindfulness v. Reactivity: 3 Ways To Deescalate Yourself In A Stressful Situation

When an unexpected and stressful situation occurs, I am the furthest thing from zen.

In fact, I'm inclined to panic when problems occur.

And every time I freak out, the situation devolves into something worse.

When I'm in a problematic situation, I am the antithesis of mindful. I am completely reactive. And when I'm reactive, the cycle perpetuates.

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Offbeat Confessions: Burnout is Real, Shedding Light on the Symptoms of Stress

“Do you ever feel stressed?”

I’m always surprised to hear this question. Apparently, there’s a mythic rumor going around that yogis don’t get stressed (?!?!). Let’s get real, folks, there’s not enough yoga in the world to solve all life’s problems.

And unfortunately, teaching yoga four times a day doesn’t mean I get 4 times the benefits. Don’t get me wrong–I love teaching yoga and meditation. I love helping others relax and deeply connect with themselves. However, at times, it feels like I’m sucking all the stress of other people into myself. Continue reading “Offbeat Confessions: Burnout is Real, Shedding Light on the Symptoms of Stress”