Today is all about STRESS. My guest today is Dr. Samantha Boardman, who did her undergrad at Harvard before getting her MD Cornell and going back for a masters in Applied Positive Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She now has a thriving psychiatry practice in New York City and a brand new book called Everyday Vitality: Turning Stress into Strength, which is available wherever books are sold.
I wanted this to be the most comprehensive, helpful episode on stress ever. On this episode, we talk about:
- What stress is, and how to know if that’s what you’re feeling
- The 2 most science-backed ways to actually feel restored and relaxed in your off time
- How to actually figure out what your values are—and adjust your life to live by them
- Exactly what to do in real-life stressful situations, like working a job that you hate or having a chronic illness
- Science backed ways to deal with stress RIGHT now, in less than 5 minutes
- The best type of workout for stress
- The daily practices we should all incorporate to keep stress levels low
- How to stop doom scrolling and develop a less stressful relationship with the news
- How to become comfortable with uncertainty
- The 5-second antidote to jealousy
- An easy mindset shift to feel way calmer about politics and eco-anxiety
- How stress can impact weight gain, and how to mitigate that
- How to deal with stress caused by family relationships and boundary issues
- How to help family members who are stressed
- How to make your gratitude practice 100x more effective
- The one stress-relieving practice we should all be doing daily—but aren’t
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the episode, so tag me (@lizmoody) and Dr. Boardman (@positive_prescription) with anything you’re learning, feeling, or thinking! Enjoy!!
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