Managing Stress

How to Be In Charge of Stress NOT Just Cope

By Sylvia Lafair | June 21, 2022 |

Summary: I did a survey asking the following question: What are your usual coping mechanisms? Here are new ways to cope with today’s stress. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Is the world moving faster? Perhaps it’s just me? Nah, I understand that we have more technology to give us information at warp speed. Thus, we know more…

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Here’s How To Identify and Cope With Stress Now and Forever!

By Sylvia Lafair | May 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Here’s How To Identify and Cope With Stress Now and Forever!

Summary: Are you looking for stress relief? Is your stress higher at work or at home? Here is how to cope with stress and help those around you benefit.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  Even though I don’t know Will Smith, I keep getting a whack on the side of my head! At least, it’s only figuratively. …

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Leadership Skills to Stop the Maddening Communication from Mixed Messages

By Sylvia Lafair | April 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Leadership Skills to Stop the Maddening Communication from Mixed Messages

Summary: When stress gets high, mixed messages go even higher. Here are some ways to stay in the “safe stress zone” when you get inconsistent and unclear messages. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I am an intelligent vice president at a very sophisticated marketing company. I guess I shouldn’t brag. However, it’s the truth. Most importantly, I…

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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed and Frustrated

By Sylvia Lafair | March 8, 2022 | Comments Off on What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed and Frustrated

Summary: If you have ever felt overwhelmed and frustrated, you’ll relate to what my coaching client said. When you feel overwhelmed mistakes will happen. Dear Dr. Sylvia, “I had a fender bender on the way to work because I was late and rushing; I tripped going on the up escalator. (Who the heck ever stumbles…

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Valentine Gift: Give Stress the Day Off

By Sylvia Lafair | February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Valentine Gift: Give Stress the Day Off

Summary: Red roses, dark chocolate, or a shiny new car are great gifts for the special day to celebrate love. However, if you give stress the day off, you give the best gift, you being fully present. That’s the best present of all. Even on the best of days, stress can prevent you from being…

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Overwhelmed? We All Are!

By Sylvia Lafair | January 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Overwhelmed? We All Are!

Summary: What do you do when plans are derailed and there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Here’s what to do with feeling overwhelmed. Did you ever want to lash out at someone and instead yell at your ever-faithful dog? Or, make nasty comments to your indoor plants for demanding attention. as…

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How to Find Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | December 21, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Find Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

Summary: Holiday season always includes the idea of peace and goodwill toward all. Yet, I keep getting emails explaining how tired most of you are about the state of the world. Here is one email among many that are all requesting the same thing: how do I get some peace of mind? Here is the…

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How Can You Handle Current Stress Level?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 9, 2021 | Comments Off on How Can You Handle Current Stress Level?

Summary: Stress is at an all-time high. Here are ways to think about this as a friend rather than an enemy and “practice safe stress.” Learn ways to manage stress right here. How stressed are you? On a scale of 1-10 with ten at “I can’t take much more” to 1 at, “Huh, what is there to…

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What to do when you feel overwhelmed

By Sylvia Lafair | November 2, 2021 | Comments Off on What to do when you feel overwhelmed

Summary: What do you keep telling yourself when you have no more bandwidth to do one more thing? Overwhelmed is how most business people feel these days. Here are some ideas to help you find a way to be reinvigorated. Dear Dr. Sylvia, Everything right now seems to make my staff (including me) tense and…

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Promoted? You Need GUTSY Ways to Handle the Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | September 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Promoted? You Need GUTSY Ways to Handle the Stress

Summary: Promotions always have a bright and a dark side. Often, there is a tendency to feel overwhelmed. Here are some tips for men as well as all the women leaders out there. The black hole of feeling overwhelmed can be changed with intention. I get lots of emails and phone calls with the same…

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