When it comes to minimizing stress and overwhelm, the more tools the better. Do you have a go to activity when you are in the middle of the whirlwind or height of a stressful situation? Having a quick way to lower your heart rate and calm your anxiety is beneficial to your health so experiment with these tools to find one that works for you. They can all be modified as needed.
Tip: Incorporating deep breathing into your daily routine!
Not sure where to start when it comes to reducing stress and overwhelm, or taking care of yourself… here are some tips and ideas to get you started. There is no shortage of information available when it comes to self-care and it looks different for everyone. Remember, it is all about awareness and finding what works best for you so you can incorporate new habits into your daily routine.
Tip: Schedule time on your calendar each week, or daily for yourself.
The mind is so powerful! Our beliefs create our experiences and our experiences support our beliefs, so it is imperative that we are aware of what we are telling ourselves and what we believe to be true. These reframe questions are a great way to pivot our limiting beliefs – replacing them with positive, empowering beliefs which lead to joyful experiences.
Tip: Write down every time you have a limiting belief for 1 week and review at the end of the week. Then take each one and go through the reframe series of questions.
If you didn’t already know, stress has a tremendous effect on our health and when unmanaged can contribute to everything from digestion and skin issues, to serious disease. The scary part is that even if we don’t feel “stressed out” we can still be in a stressed state and therefore triggering and/or contributing to health related issues.
Tip: Rate your stress on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 least, 10 the most stressed) and then commit to moving the needle 2 digits lower by utilizing the tools and self-care.
Dreams and Desires
Life can be overwhelming – especially when the unexpected happens or things don’t go as planned. Life happens and so does stress and overwhelm. The key is how long we spend in the spin cycle. Remember, we can only control certain things, yet we tend to worry about even the things we can’t control. When everything is coming at you, it helps to break it down into smaller pieces to manage and categories of what you can control vs. what you cannot. Planning tools can be helpful for this and provide some guidance and focus – as well as inspiration as to what is possible.
Tip: Just pick one goal and do one small thing today that moves you closer to your desired outcome. Focus on the journey and not the outcome!