Lynchburg, VA - The Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce had tips on how to manage stress and overcome it at a stress event Tuesday.
Georgia Fauber is a successful business woman, entrepreneur and civic leader. Tuesday, she spoke about how she manages her busy life at 60 years old.
Many women in the audience were eager to hear some advice, especially Jennifer Duncan. She knows what stress feels like.
"I was burning it at both ends and I told them, 'I'm going to get myself sick,'" said Duncan.
Duncan has a full-time job and a 4-year-old daughter. Her day starts long before she walks in to work.
"The rest of the morning is getting me ready, getting her ready, getting the dog taken care of, getting the fish fed," said Duncan.
Duncan's busy schedule and a lack of sleep has made her physically ill several times.
"This is what I need you to do," said Fauber, a stress management expert.
This is where Fauber comes in. Her first tip - adjusting your outlook.
"When we wake up, say, 'This is a beautiful day, this is a beautiful sunny day. We just happen to have rain today, which we need desperately. However, sometimes we're the sunshine that we bring to other people," said Fauber.
To get the most out of life she goes to three books for advice.
"I have these in my hands every day to assist me with all the challenges and excitement of what the day might bring," said Fauber.
To keep too much from piling up, Fauber keeps a to-do book, instead of a list, which can easily get lost. The next one is the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", which Fauber she says teaches how to live proactively.
"There's a reason for me and there's a reason for you, and we need to make sure that we make the most of every day of our lives," said Fauber.
She says most importantly, the Bible, which reminds her to be thankful.
"I am very honored to have life and health. There are so many people who cannot say that. And I thank God every day for that," said Fauber.
Fauber's main message is this: We've never had this day before and we'll never have it again. So, she says, live every day to the fullest and manage it wisely.