By: Contributing Writer
Have you left your keys in the fridge lately? I don't know about you, but 2020 started out with a bang. It may only be February but it feels like I've done half a year of work already.
Lately, I've been acutely aware of how stress impacts our lives and our work. A different part of us shows up when under stress, and this part is seriously stunted in making the right decisions and being effective. Not only that, but it harms the people around us, by the dense "moods" we inhabit.
Find The Traumatic Event
What I've found is that if we are extremely aware of ourselves, there is often a triggering emotionally traumatic event that causes the shift between the part of us who operates in normal stressful environments and the part of us who operate in a state of overwhelm. That straw that breaks the camel's back.
A triggering event can be a sudden pile on of work, facing intense pressure from many sides, or not being able to complete an important task due to many...