Virginia at Work: Beating summer stress

With the first day of summer just around the corner, many people are looking forward to summer vacations, road trips and lazy afternoons.

The warmer months are more relaxed for some, but for others, the stress only gets worse during the summer months.

The CEO of Cortex Leadership Consulting told WFXR News that it's important for people to face their stress head on, instead of ignoring or avoiding it.

"For some people, summer is a nice time to sort of take a breath. take vacations take mini breaks. For other people the stress is much higher during the summer. Maybe they have quiet house, now they have four kids in it," said Lynda McNutt Foster. "When you're living in a constant state of anxiety and dread and worry, that's actually zapping your energy and making you more stressful."

Lynda McNutt Foster said the best way forward is to create a stress management plan, that includes listing what needs to be done, when to exercise, planning meals ahead and taking a second look at our smart phone settings.

"Think ahead and go, okay I'm going to have a really busy week next week. what am I going to eat? How am I going to get exercise? In other words, how am I going to process the stress I know I'm going to have," said Lynda McNutt Foster. "Turn off your notifications. Every time that ding and bing happens, it's controlling you, you're not controlling it."

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