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Encore Episode: Stressed Out? Flex Your Resilience Muscles with Anne Grady

How can you find the courage and resilience to triumph over daily stressors?How can you find the courage and resilience to triumph over daily stressors?

Anne Grady knows what it’s like overcome unbelievable odds. After being told repeatedly, "You're so strong, how do you do it?" She realized this... you don't have to be "so strong," you just have to be strong enough. 

Humans hate being uncomfortable. We intrinsically resist change. Part of growing resilience and strength is navigating the difficult times. 

If you're not happy with results in your life, you have to make a change. Are you willing to make the decision to shift your story and reframe your thoughts? Excuses can be real, but are they serving you? Look at each decision you make and ask, "Will this get me closer to or further away from my goal?"

Anne also says that you have to recognize your relationship with stress. Are you making daily decisions that exacerbate it? Social media is an instigator. How much time are you spending on your device or in wait for that "ping" alerting you of a like or retweet? Proactively manage your struggles. You CAN log out of Facebook. 

It's not about getting rid of the stress completely; it's always going to be there. Take the steps to mitigate it. What works for others might not work for you. Just because your friend can chill out with kale smoothies and yoga, doesn't mean that will have any impact on you.

Finally, enlist the help of a therapist or life coach who can give you objective feedback. If not one of those options, turn to a spouse, significant other or best friend who will tell you what you might not want to hear. Allowing negative thoughts and emotions to fester will only bring you further down the rabbit hole.

Listen as Anne joins Dr. Friedman to share how she found courage, strength and triumph (and still works towards it), as well as some practical steps you can take to start reducing stress in your own life.

Host: Dr. David Friedman