Here is the two-step strategy that you will use for managing stress and accompanying resistance to change.

  1. Identify Stress that Matters.
  2. Learn to Navigate Stress and Resistance through mindfulness.

Your secret weapon here is, no surprise, mindfulness.

With mindfulness you can not only identify stress in a non-emotional way, but also more easily come up with solutions to the sneaky stressors that can hamper your lifestyle change efforts.

If you aren’t familiar with mindfulness, don’t sweat it. It isn’t hard. We’ll do a deeper dive into mindfulness practices in our article Five Ways to Get a Handle on Stress, which will be available in your app.