You climb in bed after a long day and can’t fall asleep.
You had a headache again. You were crabby and rushed. Your kids needed your attention and you just couldn’t focus on what they were saying. To be honest, you just didn’t care about the latest YouTube video.
Work was a wreck. You’re worried and distracted and feel like you’re only producing at 50% of your abilities.
And just as you promise yourself that tomorrow you’ll take better care of yourself and get your stress under control, you stop–
You realize that made the same promise last night.
Every night you promise that the next day will be different. And every day it’s the same.
You can’t break out of this cycle. You want your old life back. You want to be fresh and happy again. But how can you figure out how to do it?
Now there is a tool that can help.
A Stress Management Tool
Sometimes, it takes a new tool to solve an old problem.
meQuilibrium is an online coaching system to help you manage your stress. It is like taking stress management classes online. It helps you identify your stress patterns and then give you ways to manage them.
Before I get into the details of meQ, I want to share my favorite parts of meQuilibrium.
- meQ is chock full of “aha” moments and new ways to understand your stress. It has unique ways of explaining our habitual patterns. This program is bound to give you insights you never had before.
- meQ is holistic. This coaching program approaches stress from all aspects of your life–from physical to emotional to spiritual. No matter what your stressors are, there is help for you.
- meQ teaches about managing your thoughts and reactions. Everyone’s life has stress but our reactions to the stress are key to how overwhelmed we are.
- meQ is beautiful. The layout is gorgeous. If you are picky about aesthetics, meQuilibrium is so pleasing that you’ll enjoy visiting the site and reading the lessons.
With these key points in mind, let me take you on a tour of meQuilibrium.
The meQuilibrium Assessment
The first part of the meQ program is a thorough assessment of your stressors, triggers and stress reactions. The assessment focuses on 4 areas–your mind, body, surroundings and connections. While there are quite a few questions, you don’t need to worry about being overwhelmed. Each section gives a clear time estimate and you can stop and save your results at any point.
meQuilibrium Stress Profile
The next part of the meQuilibrium program is your stress profile. This section analyzes the results of your assessment from several different angles.
- The first part gives you a stress personality–regulator, adverturer, caregiver, optimist or problem solver. Each has strengths and weaknesses (although they kindly describe weaknesses as the price you pay for your strength). By understanding your core personality type, you can understand how you react to the world around you.
- The second part of your profile is your meQ score. This score is broken down in several different ways. You are given an overall score. You are given a list of 28 key stress factors and they are arranged from your strengths to your weaknesses. You are also given a graph of your top sources of stress.
- Finally, your meQ score is broken down over 4 stress dimensions–mind, body, surroundings and connection. These are the same categories that you stress assessment used. Each dimension is given a score and a list of lifts and drags.
“My Program” Action Plan
The heart of meQuilibrium is its skills library.
Once you have your assessment, meQ suggests units from its skills library that address your stress skills weaknesses. The cool part of course is that it is personalized. Each person will have different suggested units because each of us will have a different meQ assessment score.
While you’re free to do any of the units in the skills library, I recommend that you start with the recommendations for you. We’re all busy women. Start with the units that address you personality the most effectively. Get results right away.
All of the meQ skills units are interactive. The introductory bootcamp is a series of videos and worksheets describing stress, how it affects you and explaining core meQ concepts.
The other units are multimedia, combinations of reading, online worksheets and online journals. The units are carefully arranged so you know your exact time commitment–helpful for a community of stressed women. All of them give suggested assignments to carry through your week in order to incorporate what you are learning. When you feel that you have internalized the lessons, you can retake your assessment and see if your score changed.
meQuilibrium is filled with tools to help you incorporate your new stress response habits. There are articles, online journals, guided meditation… You can even email the stress experts at meQ with your questions.
My meQuilibrium Review
So is this tool right for you? Read the list below to decide.
- Holistic, insightful tools for managing stress.
- Personalized program.
- Lots of different types of tools to help you change your stress responses.
- Follow-up assignments to incorporate the lessons.
- Score reassessment gives you feedback on your progress.
- Clear, fun, easy to understand lessons.
- Excellent for people with strong personal motivation.
- The assessment results may not reflect your core stress issues.
- No accountability to keep you working.
- Little community support. You can email their experts but if you need to talk or if you need the support of a group, you’ll have to go elsewhere.
If meQuilibrium sounds like its right for you, sign up for their free stress assessment to get started.