How many bad habits are you guilty of? Nail biting, snacking, picking your nose… My personal top two are procrastinating and stress-eating.
Whether you want to admit it or not, we all have bad habits and they can turn up in a million different ways.
Most of our bad habits are in response to stress. It is actually a pretty simple formula: Something happens 👉 emotions or physical tension gets triggered👉 you unconsciously fall back on an old habit to try and trick your brain into thinking you feel better.
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Do you ever worry that you aren’t good enough? It doesn’t matter how much you do or what you achieve, feeling like a fraud robs you of focus, clarity, and the pleasure of enjoying your hard earned success.
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Wish you had that special something to stop that negative inner voice and embrace confidence?
Great news, YOU DO.
I used to have severe anxiety. Back then when it was out of control, my number one strategy was to push people away. Anxiety sucks, but anxiety coupled with loneliness is even worse.
The truth is that the more you think about anxiety and loneliness the more anxious and lonely you are going to feel. If you or someone you love is stuck in that cycle than this quick daily practice is one thing you can do to break free.
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Random Acts of Mindfulness | Sept 21st- 29th
Anxiety and stress from Irma can feel overwhelming. Worries about the damage, being without electricity, loss of income, even having to leave your home can affect your calm
You deserve to free your mind from the storm so you can move on with life.
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We all experience anxiety and stress. Worry can center on relationships, money, health, work, or even things we have absolutely no control over. Those times can feel very overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few simple things you could do to turn down that response, letting your heart slow down and your body relax? The truth is everyone has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Here are some simple things you can do to unstick yourself from that old response, no matter what is going on around you. Continue reading Easy steps to turn down anxiety
Feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety is a very personal experience.
In the past, when I had a lot of stress and anxiety in my day-to-day life, my stomach was always a mess. Occasionally I would even have mini panic attacks. I’ll never forget the first time it happened. I was on a business trip and had to pick up a rental car, something I had done countless times before. There I was sitting in the parking garage when all of a sudden I felt completely overwhelmed. I couldn’t catch my breath and I had a tight feeling in my chest. It was really frightening, but I was also embarrassed by my lack of control. Continue reading Fast and effective trick to beat stress and anxiety
When clients come to see me it can be for just about any reason. Sometimes I think I’ve heard everything – that is until the next person walks in the door. But there is one thing my clients have in common. No matter what the issue, ultimately every person wants to feel calmer and more centered.
When we are calm it is easier to clear our mind, bring in peace, feel more connected and be happier. It can even lead to greater health.
We are all guilty of checking out to unwind (Facebook anyone…?) If you are looking for a way to truly calm your mind, here are some of my favorite tips to help you find some inner peace.
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I wonder if there was one thing you could do to improve your memory, brain function, immunity, overall health, and happiness, would you do it?
What if it were free and only took 5 minutes? Sounds too good to be true, right???Well it isn’t. Meditation is scientifically proven to have all of these benefits and more. So, with all of these amazing benefits with so little commitment, why aren’t we all doing it?
Before I started practicing meditation, I was convinced it was something I couldn’t do. My mind constantly went in a million different directions. If I sat still for more than five minutes, I was either uncomfortable or asleep. It was something I wanted to do, but I just didn’t think I could do. And this is something I have heard time and time again from new clients. So, here is a very simple easy way to get started:
1. Get Comfortable: Begin by sitting with your back straight, either in a chair or on the floor. You want to be comfortable, but not so comfortable that you fall asleep. There is no ‘right way’ to hold your hands or tuck your legs. Just do what feels right for you.
2. Look Up: When you are comfortable, you can close your eyes and internally look up at that spot on your forehead just between your eyebrows. If it feels more natural for you to leave your eyes open and focus on an object, that’s fine too. Like I said –do what feels right for you.
3. Breathe: Begin to focus in on your breath. Notice how you can allow yourself to breathe deeply, naturally and easily. While you are doing this, thoughts may come up and that is perfectly natural and okay. When this happens, just gently return your focus to your breath.
It really is that simple.
Doing this for 5 minutes a day is all you need to get started. Many people will experience different sensations or even emotions at some point while meditating. This can take some practice, but the best way to deal with emotions is not by reacting, but by paying attention to where the feeling is in your body and breathing through it. This technique works really well if you are antsy and are having a hard time settling in. And, if you are having a hard time settling in because you are truly uncomfortable, then try other positions.
Do you have any tips you can share for helping someone get started with meditation? I would love to hear them!