How To Keep Stress From Shriveling Your Brain Into A Raisin

We all get stressed out from time to time, right? (My hand is raised.)

But did you know stress can actually shrivel your brain like a California raisin? No joke. Research shows that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function, and not in a good way.

Stress comes from resisting what is. If you want less stress, make isness your business. Click To Tweet

Specifically, making you more prone to anxiety and depression while making it harder for you to focus, learn and remember new things. Serious stuff.

If you’re like me and want your brain to stay plump and healthy, today’s MarieTV is a must watch. Because let’s face it, stress happens. That part is largely out of our control.

But what we can control is how we respond.

That’s why it’s vital to have a simple toolkit to not only get out of stress mode more quickly, but also save our brains from unnecessary and dangerous shrinkage.

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The Crazy Simple Stress-Busting Tool You’re Not Using (Yet)

Ever have one of those days where it seems like things just keep going wrong?

Sure, you’re still breathing. But beyond that, it’s a sh*t show. Problems start stacking up like hotcakes. No matter which way you turn, things seem to get worse.

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I had one of those days earlier this year, and it was not cute. In fact, I got so heated on the phone that my ever-so-insightful-and-supportive man Josh came into the room to make sure everything was O.K. (Hey – I’m Italian and from NJ. I can be, shall we say, very expressive at times!)

Turns out, that highly-annoying afternoon gave birth to a highly-effective strategy to deal with stress. Best part? I’m still using this tool, over 6 months later, and it works like a charm.

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Work Life Balance: Create Your Work From Home Schedule

Millions of people dream of working from home, but when they finally get to do it, they’re more stressed out than ever.

Project deadlines, writing, laundry, email, juicing and working out, love, shopping, making dinner, cleaning, interruptions, relationships, fun and conquering the world all need space in your day…

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle Click To Tweet

But how, exactly?

Wasn’t working from home supposed to give you more time to get things done, not make you feel inadequate – like a constantly overwhelmed hot mess-o-stress?

As someone who’s worked from home for over a decade and built a multimillion dollar company from my laptop, I’m intimately familiar with the modern struggle to find work life balance.

I’m by no means perfect, but years of mistakes and experience will teach you a few things!

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Need Your Help + How I Deal With Stress

Before we get to today’s video, I need your help.

We’ve been busy working away on a brand new website (hooray!).

There’s one section that will have little “reviews” of my work from people all over the world.

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