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Stress Management Workshop Recap

Last week, the Foundation hosted a Stress Management Workshop, an interactive and encouraging opportunity to learn more about tools to cope with life’s stressors.

What is Stress?

There are two types of stress, both of which will affect your life differently and as such have different methods in order to manage. Eustress is the positive stress that has a beneficial impact on one’s health, motivation, performance, and well being. Distress is the negative stress that has a detrimental impact with negative implications on one’s health.

Traditional vs. Untraditional Stress Management Plan

Common expectations to cope with stress include yoga, eating healthy, and deep breathing. Krystal Ardayfio, our guest speaker, described these as calming goats that are able to personally help certain individuals, but not all. She recommended a scientifically-proven method to uncover within your own life that has been discussed in TedTalks and research studies all over the world. It is the concept of “finding your purpose”. This not only can aid in relieving stress, but can also help to stimulate your goals, manage your behaviors, and provide you with a sense of meaning.

Finding Your Purpose

During the workshop, Krystal had us watch the TedTalk that reviews the five questions to help everyone find their purpose. If you are able to answer these five quick and simple questions, it will help point you in the direction of finding and fulfilling your life purpose. The questions include:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What do you do?
  3. Who do you do it for?
  4. What do they need or want from you?
  5. How do they change as a result?

The link to the video can be found HERE

Other Fun Facts From the Workshop:

Humans have two different ages:

Chronological Age: how many years someone has been alive (age shown on driver’s license)

Biological Age: how old someone seems based on their experiences and self-treatment (stress, diet, exercise, smoking, etc.)

Term: 1000 Points of Light

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