Microstressors- What Are They and How to Avoid Them! – Recognizing Potential
Are you tired? Drained of daily energy? Burnt out? Feeling like you’re going through the motions and can’t stay motivated? Your microstressor level may be above the limit! Microstressors are small increments of stress that come as an annoyance, unexpected shift or decision, or an unexpected daily hassle that produces low levels anxiety and cortisol. Your alarm clock going off, your child needing a specific shirt for school that hasn’t been washed yet, spilling coffee on your white shirt on the way to work when you’re already late (that’s actually 2 right there). As the microstressors rack up throughout the day, it doesn’t seem like a lot but it adds up over time. Our bodies become chronically stressed out so our health is chronically in the tank. How do we increase the energy? Stop feeling burned out? Stay motivated? Avoid the microstressors as much as possible? What do we need to really thrive in our lives, our relationships, as a parent? How does this all relate to our children? Statistically, our kids are more stressed out than we ever were at their age! How do we help them? Join me in this episode as I break it all down. My goal here is to help you become better spouses, better parents, and help our children really thrive in these uncertain times by meeting our needs in the order of importance.