It’s a bit of a strange question. Try to take a step back from your closest relationship and view it as an outsider granted insider information. What would that outsider say in regard to how much that relationship costs you in time, money, effort, emotions, words, stress, or heartache? If this is your closest relationship, […]
3 Reasons Relationships Cause Stress.
Perhaps you’re thinking: “Just three, Scott?” Of course there are dozens more, but I believe these three central and often overlooked reasons are what most often cause stress in our relationships. 1. You can’t control other people. Try as you might—and an untold number of my clients do—you cannot control another person. You can manipulate, cajole, […]
The Butterfly Effect of Stress
When a butterfly flaps its wings in America, does a hurricane happen in Japan? You may have heard this example before. It’s known as the butterfly effect and is used to reveal how small changes can ultimately result in large effects. Your stress level suffers from the butterfly effect. Think about it. When you’re able […]
The Single Greatest Cause of Stress In Your Life.
“Scott, how in the world could you know the greatest stressor in my life?” I know. It’s presumptuous. But because of my job, I listen to hundreds of men and women tell me about what’s weighing them down and preventing them from experiencing the kinds of fulfilling lives they desire. When you begin to look […]