Member of the Month: Keanna Daughtry

A Better Me . . . Relaxed, Healthy, and STRESS-FREE!

Rejecting stress is very important to me, especially since it can trigger a multitude of health and emotional problems-both of which, I would rather stay away from and control as much as I can.

My biggest motivations for actively rejecting stress are my family and friends. Being in a good mood and in good health ensures that I am able to be the sister, daughter, aunt, friend, co-worker, and general support that I need to be for my loved ones. No one wants to be around someone who is highly stressed and anxious. For my well-being and for the well-being of those around me, I try to keep it cool, calm, and collected.

In my efforts to reject stress, I’ve learned not to take myself too seriously. I make sure that I have ample doses of fun in my life. Whether it is calling up a funny friend, or scrolling through the SRN Jokes page, laughter is fun, and easily lightens my mood. To get others on board, I refer them to the SRN website, directing them to their particular needs like Self-Love, Self Care CDs for sleep deprived friends, or the Stress Hours posters for people who just need a break!

After a couple of high-stress years during the economic downturn, I realized that the stressful path I was following was wearing down on me. I was allowing my external circumstances to disrupt my internal serenity. Making a major faith move across the country in 2009 to California put a lot of things into perspective.  Since then, I have actively made strides to take it easy, go with the flow, and smell the flowers—everything will be OK! Living on the west coast has been very good for me.  A walk on the beach, a stroll on the boardwalk, a visit to a neighboring city, like Santa Barbara, or San Diego, or even an exciting weekend trip to Las Vegas—all fun and adventures that reduce my stress level.  I’ve found the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Stress rejection is highly important to my family, friends, and spiritual community. “Can any one of you, by worrying, add a single hour to your life?”(Matthew 6:27). I want to live a long, joyful, healthy life, along with my loved ones, stressing will shorten that time so I choose to reject stress!  SRN can best help or support my efforts in stress rejection for me and others by continuing to offer products, services, and information to aid in the war on stress in our lives. Educate and equip the world so that everyone is prepared to combat the stress in his or her life.

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