Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance, Coping Skills, Feelings, Self-Care 20 Dec 2012

What can you say about stress? It feels like you can’t breathe sometimes and that you have to make quick decisions. When I am feeling overly stressed, I first try and figure out what is causing me stress and if there is something that I can do to reduce it. Sometimes just driving to work can be stressful because people do not pay attention to how they drive and create stress when driving. I find that when I am overreacting to these stressors, it usually has to do with me and that I might be late getting to where I need to be. And sometimes I think it just has to do with impatience and intolerance as we get older.

It takes a lot of emotional discipline to just breathe and to not react to others on the road or elsewhere that may be creating stress for us. It can be a waste of energy to get upset when we have absolutely “no control” on how others are going to behave. Some reactions of frustration are normal; however when there is screaming and yelling and cursing going on it can be a little more deeply rooted. It is important to look at where we are at in our lives and if we are happy with the path we are choosing and IF NOT we need to do ourselves a favor and makes those changes so that we are not wasting energy rather all that energy could go to feeling good about ourselves and the direction we are going in our life with our family, friends and work. We all experience stress in our lives some more than others but it is important to look at how much we create and what we can change or are willing to change to be happy and breathe more calmly…

Susan V. Brewer

Susan V. Brewer is a Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist in the Upper Bucks County Area.  She graduated in 1987 from Kutztown University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She became a Certified Life & Career Coach in June of 2006 and a Certified Relationship Coach in December of 2016. She specializes in adoption, codependency, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and life transitions. Her belief is “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”

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