Ask the Coach, Stress & Alcohol - Developing Healthier Tools for Coping

 

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In this re-share of Episode 335 of the This Naked Mind Podcast, I join This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard to share some of my drinking story and talk about burnout – how we define it and what its most common symptoms are. We answer two listener questions: one from someone using alcohol to cope with stress, knowing it’s hurting but also feeling like it’s helping, who’s wondering how to handle stress without alcohol; and one from someone who started drinking again and is struggling to stop.

Using alcohol or other unhealthy mechanisms like food or social media to cope with stress is so common. Scott and I discuss how to change your thinking patterns and cope differently, the importance of building a toolkit of healthy coping mechanisms, how stress is compounded by alcohol, how meditation can relieve stress, what practicing self-care looks like, how gratitude can help you drink less, and the fact...

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Ask The Coach: Wendy McCallum & Scott Pinyard of This Naked Mind - Burnout & Alcohol

I got to guest host on This Naked Mind's popular podcast last month and the episode is now available to watch, above, or listen to, below.

 

Scott Pinyard, Head Coach of This Naked Mind, and I answered listener questions about how to deal with work stress and how to get back on track with healthy habits after a "blip" or "data point".

My advice around tools for coping with stress applies whether your drug of choice is alcohol, food, social media, or online shopping - so please have a listen even if you're happy with your relationship with alcohol, I think you'll learn a lot!

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Ask The Coach - How Do I Deal With Cravings?

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I'm adding a new regular feature to the podcast that I'm hoping you'll love, Ask The Coach, where I answer questions from you, the listeners.

In the first installment of “Ask The Coach”, I answer this question from Shannon, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

“Every morning I promise myself I won’t eat sugar that day, but every night the craving hits, and I give in again. What can I do differently?”

 In this short podcast episode, I explain how cravings work and provide three practical, bite-sized strategies to diffuse a craving when it hits, no matter what it is you’re craving.

Have you got a burning question you'd love me to answer in an upcoming episode? Send it to me at [email protected] (Please let me know if you're OK with me using your first name on air, or if you'd rather I use a pseudonym -- either is fine!)

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