Have you ever been stressed out or maxed out or maybe even on the verge to burnt out? You feel stuck in the Hamster Wheel and can’t see the way out. It just goes on and on. Is it even possible to get out?
A few years ago I would have agreed with you. I was losing my spark and happiness from all the stress in my life as a family doctor. Work, husband, kids, household work – I just felt an endless amount of “must do” and “should do” that I couldn’t handle. Life was not fun anymore and I was heading towards depression.
Have you ever decided to make any New Year’s resolutions and always find them hard to stick to?
Everyone else seems to be able to stick to their goals, but not me. Why? Another year passes by and I’m still stuck in the same rat race. I want to escape the stress that’s chasing me – what should I do?
My name’s Doctor Annika and I work with eradicating stress issues. My mentoring client, Monika, used to say the same thing. Is it possible to get rid of ALL my stress? Thankfully for Monika, I helped her find the answer. She’s a middle manager and felt squeezed from every corner of life. Even though, last year on New Year’s Eve, she promised herself she was going to reduce her stress. She told herself ‘next year was going to be different.’
Let me share a technique that I showed Monika. I call it the triangle of calm.
I want to ask you a question.
Are you confused like most people are today by all the supplements and pills you’re supposed to take? And they’ve all got difficult names to pronounce and remember. It’s really hard to know when enough is enough.
You’re not alone.
Dr Annika here,
Have you ever wondered why so many business leaders struggle with their sleep? Are you like many other lady business leaders who get up every morning and feel so tired and don’t have any energy?
You’ve been awake half the night thinking about work and all those deadlines you’ve got to meet. Maybe some of your employees don’t do their work and sometimes you even do their work for them just so it gets completed on time!
In part one, we met Johanna, a slightly overweight, stressed and overwhelmed lady who was struggling to reclaim her energy. Through the advice I gave her ,she’d reached a point of success which motivated her to even further progress by aiming for these three goals:
Do you get tired hearing about running, workouts and all the things you should be doing? Even though you already know you should be doing those things
The Mirror tells you, you should. The press is full of pictures of slim and fit young people (and a couple of older people too) and you just want to scream: “THIS IS NOT ME. I just feel old and tired and I know I should be doing something. But how?”
Holiday Season is coming up with all the fun activities and gatherings with your favorite friends and family!
Holiday Season is coming up with stress and depression for all the things you MUST do!
Which scenario do you prefer?
Well into mid-February we are in the midst of the most infectious period of the year (talking about the northern hemisphere of the globe). February is the month with the far most parental sick leave to take care of their infected kids (yes, we do have a very generous parental leave system in Sweden).
Today I want to talk about how you can get thru this period without catching all these colds and flues of different kinds. There are two different aspects on this issue ……..
As members of the human race, we all have one thing in common, and that is the desire to better our situation and improve our lives. For many, it’s far too easy to get sucked into the belief that we are limited, that our dreams are impossible and that t he ‘good life’ wasn’t really meant for us in the first place.
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we get caught up in the drama around us and forget who we are on a deeper level. We forget that we are Extraordinary beings having a human experience. Continue reading
As many women do, I slowly but surely gained weight over the years. It kind of creeps onto you so slow that you don’t really notice, right! I was close to reach the fat level on the BMI scale and my clothes were getting smaller and smaller. Or was it me getting bigger? Yes I believe it was, I was 87kg. All of a sudden my wardrobe was flooded by too small items. Perfectly good ones that I liked so did not throw them away. They just kept lying there – as a bad conscience for me and to my husband’s despair. I am a squirrel – he is not!
Anyway, in late August -15 I was planning my upcoming trip to USA. I was booked to speak at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Fransisco and I was looking for clothes to wear at this occasion. That was a wakeup call for me! If I was to stand in front of the audience, I didn’t want to feel big and having to keep my belly in all the time. So I had to do something, right?