When we’re feeling stressed, the first thing to remember is just to Breathe!
Breathing is so important! Obviously it keeps us alive… but more than that, it gives feedback to the body on how stressed or calm we are.
When we pay attention to our breath, just observing it and noticing how deep/shallow & slow/rapid it is, this will give us information on how our body is feeling .
Also, become aware of any tension in your breathing.
Once we spot any signs of stress or tension, we can start to act on the feedback loop by choosing to take slower, deeper breaths, just as if we were feeling calm and relaxed.
This sends the signal to every cell in your body that it’s ok, we’re safe, and so it begins to let go of the tension and enter a state of greater calm.
This has many wonderful benefits for our health and wellbeing.
For a start, it gives us some space to connect with our inner selves and our needs and priorities.
Another source of stress for many people is comparing themselves to others.
But in reality there is no comparison.
You are unique.
And so are they.
When we make comparisons we are generally hard on ourselves and judge ourselves as being ‘less’ in some way.
Anyway, we don’t know the full story of the other person’s life. We can only see the surface and what they choose to show publicly. We might be unaware of their struggles and fears.
Equally, when we label another as inferior, this often comes from an inner sense of ‘lack’ in ourselves, leaving us wanting to boost our sense of worth. But maintaining this is stressful.
What we really need to do is go within and connect with the part of us that knows we are worthy, we are valued, we are loved and loveable.
In order to do this, spending some time alone, without external noise and distractions, is important.
So, if you’re experiencing:
– stress and overwhelm
– anxiety and depression
– exhaustion and fatigue
– a lack of energy
– feelings of being lost or stuck
– chronic ill health that just won’t shift
I can help.
Together we can trace back to the root cause of the issue, in order for you to be able to address it directly. This helps to free the body’s own healing processes to work much more effectively so that you can get back to balance and wellbeing.
Call me today for a no-obligation chat to find out more about how we could work together to enable you to create the life you long for.