Stretch PT & Wellness - October 2018

October 2018

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3143Western Row Rd Maineville, Ohio 45039

4851WunnenbergWay West Chester, Ohio 45069

Staying Sane in the Chaos

My Strategies for Stress Management

As we’ve opened a new location at Stretch Physical Therapy and the clinic has grown, I myself have become busier than ever. Dedicated as I am to my mission of providing tools to lead as many people as possible to

his business collapsed, his health drastically diminished, and he was forced to move in with his mother. The book outlines how he changed his thinking and pulled himself out of the lowest point in his life to become a millionaire once again.

a pain-free life without medications, injections, or surgery, I’ve always been a bit of a workaholic. But over the past year, my work has been almost all-encompassing, a constant project that always generates more

Elrod’s strategy encourages daily meditation and reflection early in the morning to transform your negative thought patterns into positive forces for good. Coupled with Noah St. John’s “Afformations” system, in which you ask yourself empowering questions to shift your subconscious thought patterns from negative to positive, Elrod’s technique helped keep me sane even when a million things were piling up all around me. Now, every morning upon rising and every night before I go to bed, I meditate and reflect on my mind and my goals. It’s really a small thing, but it’s had an incredible effect on my everyday life over the past three years.

for me to do. I love what I do, and I’m thrilled that more people are coming to our clinic, but every once in a while, it can get a little overwhelming to juggle everything at once. Luckily, early on in my career, I learned the necessity of mindfulness in my daily life and discovered powerful stress management techniques that I’ve continued to use to this day. We’re all busy, with stressors coming at us from all directions, but with the right tools, you can protect your mental and physical health even in the midst of the most hectic circumstances.

I wasn’t always good at managing my stress. When I first started Stretch Physical Therapy five years ago, I had trouble finding a balance between my work and personal life. Even worse, I found anxiety bubbling to the surface nearly every day as I worked to build the clinic from the ground up. I began to see the telltale signs that my stress was affecting my health, and decided I needed to do something about it. Around that time, a fellow practice owner told me I needed to read the book “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. Eager for anything that would help me get a grip on my stress, I picked it up and discovered a story that would change my life forever. Years ago, at the top of his game, making good money and happy with his life, Elrod was suddenly hit by a car. Rendered housebound for months,

Everybody has a different strategy, but it’s vital that my patients develop techniques to help them cope with the stresses of life. To that end, I’ve incorporated stress management strategies into our clinic’s approach. We have a

comprehensive strategy to foster mental well-being in the people we serve in addition to physical health. I just have one piece of advice: If you’re overworked and struggling under the weight of constant anxiety, don’t be like me and wait for years before addressing it. With the right approach, you can remain steadfast, content, and calm, even when things inevitably get crazy.

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