With everything going on right now throughout the world, we can all expect to experience a certain level of stress, anxiety, fatigue, and overwhelm. This is natural, and it’s okay. You may be feeling very wired where you can’t sit still, can’t keep your mind from running, or as though you have to keep moving. Or you may just want to hug yourself, be comfy cozy, rest, and sleep. And you may be feeling this overwhelm and anxiety in the center of your chest. Or you may experience both, either alternately or even at the same time.
Even though this is a strange and tough situation for many, let’s try to master the mind a little before the mind masters us so we can settle some of this anxiety. We just have to trust the process right now. We’re all unable to live our lives to the fullest right now. All of us. All we can do is work on staying calm, keep our immune system up, clean a closet or two, and we will be fine. Let’s not let the MIND take over.
For those that are running around, unable to stop – try to stop … breathe, maybe give yourself a hug. When life slows down, there’s not much we can do about it, so take what the universe is giving you right now and slow down a bit. For those feeling down, overwhelmed, and anxious or just want to rest and sleep – you can – listen to your body. But, what you really might need is a pleasant walk outside, or run up and down the steps, or around the house. Shake that anxiety off.
There are many natural ways to keep ourselves grounded, centered, and at peace during this time.
- Eat warm meals
- Utilize calming herbal teas (check out this post) https://bewellassociates.com/2020/02/20/healing-herbal-teas/
- Get some movement daily, even just stretching
- Speak with your Clinical Nutritionist about stress management supplements based on your specific circumstance and test results
- Practice breathing techniques to lower stress
I want to share two powerful breathing techniques with you. The first is