Kathleen N Hoagland
4 min readDec 22, 2022




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There is the believe that stress is something we just Need to “Live With and deal with” as that is Just part of life. The truth of the matter is stress is not needed for us to function in our day to day lives.

We have been manipulated that we need to do three and four things at the same time, however, our brains were not built that way.

The truth is when we are multi-tasking, we are not in the “Present” moment, and we are thinking about what to pick up for dinner, will we have enough money to make our car payments, needing to drive the kids to soccer practice and so much more. When we are at rest, our mind is still working out how the new kitchen will look or what neighborhood that we want to move to next or will we have enough money for the month or praying that no one gets sick this month.

So here are the 5 Easy Tricks I promised you finally:

1. Be Present

That is only do one thing at a time, concentrate on what you are doing and nothing else. You will use less energy and probably get the task done sooner and better.

Minfulness/Present Practice:

Have a Picture of something that is pleasant like a place in nature, a picture of a loved one, your pet whatever and cement that image close enough in your…



Kathleen N Hoagland

I work with women to help them cope with stress & overwhelm. Send for tips on how to reduce stress/anxiety at: kathy.hoagland@mail.com Kathleenhoagland.com