Managing Stress

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How to Use the Best Type of Music to De-Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | April 14, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Use the Best Type of Music to De-Stress

Summary: Leaders need quick stress reduction techniques to be effective in helping their teams. Here are some great ideas. Sylvia Lafair here, and I’m here to discuss another way to work with stress during these constantly changing times. I have taught this to so many leaders over the years. It works amazingly well before meetings.…

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Handle Stress Under Pressure

By Sylvia Lafair | April 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Handle Stress Under Pressure

Summary: Here are some ways to move distress to eustress, the helpful stress to keep you healthy. Fortunately, I have a few tips about handling stress. I’ve become a stress-reduction researcher, and there is much to learn. Further, I decided to focus on stress and stress reduction in these trying times. It seems that every…

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How to Move Out of Fear

By Sylvia Lafair | April 7, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Move Out of Fear

Summary: The faster the pace of life, the more fear. Here’s what can help. I am getting the same questions over and over with the same request. “Hey, Dr. Sylvia, what advice do you have to move out of the rampant fear these days.”   Comments are so similar, from ones about wasting time to ones about poor…

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Best Ways to Handle Stress in Times of Change

By Sylvia Lafair | April 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Best Ways to Handle Stress in Times of Change

Summary: The choice of how you respond is yours, no matter what comes into your life. Here is how to change your coping mechanisms. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I need some help with coping mechanisms during this time of constant change. I’ve recently been surveying how people cope and use various coping mechanisms. It’s been fascinating…

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7 Ways to “Practice Safe Stress” during times of confusion and chaos

By Sylvia Lafair | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on 7 Ways to “Practice Safe Stress” during times of confusion and chaos

Summary: Whether you attack or retreat, you remain in the “chasm of chaos” till you find your way to the safe stress zone. Here is the route to get to both safety and success. Dear Dr. Sylvia, I need help. Right now! Can you give me a quick, simple way of handling all the stress…

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What to do when life seems out of balance

By Sylvia Lafair | December 18, 2019 | Comments Off on What to do when life seems out of balance

Everyone is telling me this year has more stress and strain than in the past? You agree? “Why,” people are asking, “is life so much more out of balance now?” I must admit, I’m not sure. However, I have a hunch that all the social media stuff is really making us kinda crazy. I was…

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Practice Safe Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | September 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Practice Safe Stress

Calling all ambitious, motivated female leaders to let go of overwhelm and learn SAFE STRESS. + Learn the technique of Safe Stress (that unique area between the extremes of exhaustion and not giving a damn). + Find the best way for you to stop burnout before it stops you. + Practice the specific communication that…

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How to Get Out of the “Gotta- Do Syndrome” That Leads to Overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | September 3, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Get Out of the “Gotta- Do Syndrome” That Leads to Overwhelm
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How do you stay calm, cool, and collected?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on How do you stay calm, cool, and collected?

When the heat index goes way into the red zone how do you stay calm, cool, and collected? Here is a composite of the types of emails I have been getting the past month, mostly from the east coast of the U.S. and from much of Europe. It goes something like this: “It’s too hot…

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How to Transform the Victim into the Explorer

By Sylvia Lafair | December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Transform the Victim into the Explorer

Have you noticed that the more persecutor/bullies lash out the more the victims of their nastiness go to hide under the bedcovers? I don’t often feel like a victim, however, I had an employee who was the bossiest witch always telling everyone in the office what to do, on her terms. One day I hung…

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