I was at a leadership workshop retreat back in August. We began discussing our go-to stress relievers. These are actions, techniques, and strategies that people do to relieve their stress and be their best selves.
One woman in the audience said she “picks her spot.” She continued on to say that during her drive home (approx. 30 minutes) she literally would pull over, do some short meditations, and some quick breathing exercises. She would only take a minute or two, but that was her spot to leave her stressors from the day behind. Anything that was bothering her from work she would leave right there because she would drive back the next morning the same way and could pick it up.
I love this concept! Pick your spot. We are in control of our actions and in control of our reactions to many stressors, and many variables in our life
In the surviving and thriving leadership workshops, we discuss the concepts of E plus R equals O. Event plus response equals outcome. Each day whatever your work is, there are stressors and difficult situations we must manage. However, if you pick your spot to leave them, then you can focus on a stress-free evening and be present for your family or wherever your afternoon/evening obligations take you
My spot is on 84-W. When I get on the highway to head home, I only have to go one exit. It’s a straight drive that rarely has traffic. There are beautiful mountains on the right side. I now pull over, do some breathing exercises, think quietly, and literally leave it behind. I work very hard to be present and focus on what’s in front of me. I want to do that for my family. I recommend you try it out, pick your spot.
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