→  LESSON EIGHT 

Do you ever feel stressed? If you are like most humans the answer is a definitive “yes”. High levels of stress can be damaging to your health and happiness and so in this lesson you will learn how to ‘stress less’.

LESSON 8

#STRESSLESS

L.E.T.S. do it by following the 4 steps!

LESSON 8

#STRESSLESS

→  LEARN, STEP ONE 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Here are some more fun resources relating to this lesson:

There is nothing better than a good laugh. This video proves that laughter is socially contagious and this comedy sketch by Brian Regan is side splitting.

In this video Harvard Professor Dr Herbert Benson provides a practical guide to the Relaxation Response which many people find very powerful for relieving stress.

→  EXPERIENCE, STEP TWO 

One of the best ways to learn is to do. Let me show you how to put the learnings from this lesson into practice. Watch the video or read about it below!

IT’S CHALLENGE BY CHOICE.

Any positive steps you make are steps in the right direction. But if you really want to challenge yourself…

#1.  Each day this week take 10-15 minutes to sit in silence. Find a quiet place where you won’t be distracted and practice being mindful. Either find an outdoor space and take notice of the things that might usually escape your attention. Or, find a comfortable place to close your eyes, slow your breathing and relax your muscles.

#2.  Once this week take a guilt-free day off, a Sabbath. Don’t do any work—try not to even think about it—and if you can make it a digital Sabbath by going “off-line” for an entire 24 hours. Use the time instead to put first things first by nurturing the truly important things in life like your health, relationships and spirituality.

→  THINK, STEP THREE 

What’s the Big Idea? Imagine you are in an elevator and you have 30 seconds to explain to someone the Big Idea of this session. What would you say?

How did the challenges go? Did they give you a lift? What worked well and what could be even better next time?

→  SHARE, STEP FOUR 

Here are 3 ways to share your Lift Project Adventure: Talk, Tell, Tag

#1.  Talk about this lesson with others who are also doing The Lift Project, either face-to-face or online, to chat about what you learnt this lesson that is new and helpful to you and how you went with the challenges.

#2.  Tell someone who is not doing The Lift Project something you learnt this lesson that could give them a lift.

#3.  Tag on Instagram your experience of this lesson’s challenges (such as your favourite uplifting quotes). Use the hashtags: #stressless; #theliftproject.