“HOW TO MANAGE STRESS & LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT”
By Faris Mouasher
We’d all like to think we are above it. To think that we’ve got things together, at least most of the time.
Being a good partner, parent, sibling, daughter/son, friend and business person takes a lot of energy. It can be hard work.
It’s hard until you acknowledge what is really going on inside of your body, something that ripples out into the very heart of who you are, everyone you touch and everything you do.
You can call it tired, angry, sleep deprived, disorganized, numb, sick, overwhelmed.
Bottom line is you are stressed. It’s a throwaway word, with a stigma because it’s associated with being a victim. You’re better than that, right?!
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ~ Lou Holtz
You know that having good sleep, eating nutritious food, exercising and meditating support you to deal with the negative effects of stress, and forms a solid platform to build from when busy with family, work, friends and a multitude of other responsibilities.
Yet often you know you need more… So how do you come back to living the empowered, harmonious and fulfilling life that you want?
1. Take your breath off automatic pilot. Get conscious with your body and breath. Breathe consciously, deeply and gently.
Research shows that when stressed the shallower our breath becomes, breathing through the chest. Oxygen levels reduced leaving you feeling tired, irritable, disconnected and often with body pain.
Breathing plays a huge part in our general wellbeing. The points below guide you to breath deeper that will realease new life force throughout your mind body and soul. Destressing and detoxifying.
1. Breathe in and out through your nose.
2. Gently draw breath down into your belly and allow it to expand.
3. Gently draw your breath back up to your diaphragm and then into your chest then exhale.
You will balance your hormonal and endocrine systems. You’ll activate your para-sympathetic nervous system, release adrenal gland overload, restore your bodies energy and Yin-Yang balance. You will feel centered, grounded and resilient.
2. Take a warm Epson and Himalayan Salt bath weekly.
Your body will release toxins, ease muscles, reduce inflammation, heal and relax you.
*1 cup Epson salt to 1 cup Himalayan Salt.
3. Do things differently.
Drive a different route to frequently visited destinations. Try different foods. Wear different clothes. Talk to people that you wouldn’t normally approach.
Why? To break up the automatic habits that have become your comfort zone. Leave the familiar, create flexibility.
4. Receive healing body work.
Your body wears the brunt of stress which overflows into your thoughts and feelings. When you receive nurturing bodywork that allows you to come back to your center, you align your bilateral brain function and find more balance in your mindset and emotions.
5. Ask for help.
It takes a strong, courageous person to be vulnerable enough to seek support and ask for what they want. Either in growth phase or if you’re challenged, they are both stressors on you and your body. Seek the support of friends, family and mentors. You deserve it.
Live life from an empowered, grounded place where flow and ease become the norm. Yes, you will be stressed but you won’t feel or act stressed. Create the reserves to deal with the things that life presents.
Take time for yourself. Nurture yourself. Get the support you want – you’ll feel more at ease and empowered.
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