In this Expert Insight Interview, Patricia Morgan discusses stress and the idea of stress management. Patricia Morgan is a professional speaker primarily dealing with stress management. She is also the author of several books, including From Woe to Wow: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work and the award-winning Love Her as She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The global increase in stress over the past few years
- What stress is and how does it impact our everyday lives
- How external factors can affect our levels of stress
It’s not like stress hasn’t always been there, but it seems like more people are talking about it than ever, perhaps because of the experience we all went through with COVID and how that impacted people differently.
Overall, people seem to have gotten discombobulated and knocked out of their rhythm over the past couple of years. Perhaps it has to do with working from home for the first time or being denied some trappings and accouterments typically associated with success. Whatever the case may be, stress has become a more significant issue than ever.
It seems that stress has begun to manifest itself in different ways now that it’s become so prevalent. According to Patricia Morgan, stress is pressure put on us to adapt or change. We have had more than our share of change during this pandemic, so every time we put out the energy to shift, adapt, and change our patterns, it takes extra energy.
Most of us are in a state of “flow.” Normally we get up, and we don’t even have to think about our daily routines. However, our patterns have been incredibly disrupted recently. We live in a time of disruption and disturbance, but unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of that.
Conflict is another massive part of the equation because we are hard-wired for connection. Our pre-frontal cortex needs to remain intact so that we can connect. We have evolved to create a sense of safety when connected with other people.
When people don’t control their power very well, they end up “barking” into the world, and we often don’t know whether to fight back or give up, flee, and hide. As much as we might feel grounded in our personal problems, global conflicts, and external stresses significantly affect our nervous systems, putting us on edge.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.