As a mother of two sour patch kids (both under the age of 5), wife & Entrepreneur I can account for the fact that stress can absolutely take any one of us out!
If we allow it too.
I, for too long allowed my stress to take over my mind and life. I was consumed! Unpredictable situations, crazy postpartum hormones, meltdowns (from the kids & adults), death, unrealistic expectations, and life changes just to name the most common.
They all felt to be hitting me like a ton of bricks!
The crazy part... I thought I was "handling" things well. That is until the shit hit the fan, and I was forced to face my reality.
I was not following through, showing up, and I found myself settling...A LOT. That was not how I wanted to live my life! It was not producing the results I desired, rather, living that way was walking me further away from the route I wanted to journey.
In a moment I decided that I WAS DONE! A shift was in order.
It was time to make a major shift, PERIODT! I evaluated who, what's, when's, and why's as it related to how I was "handling" my life. In doing so, I made some disturbing discoveries. I saw the mountain ahead but it didn't feel impossible because I used my "reverse engineering method" and could clearly see the lite path to the life I desired.
The first and most immediate thing I needed to address was how I was responding to LIFE and the things that applied pressure (STRESS).