Are you running on automatic right now? Playing out a whole host of patterns that are not feeling good in your life? Are you dealing with overwhelm, stress and a ton of frustration with all the over giving you’re involved in right now?
It’s time to shift this, today! You do not have to go down this path, but if you don’t make a game changing decision today, this is where you’ll end up. Are you ready to hear about what you need to do, today? (more…)
Yes, you hear yourself saying.
Yes, I’ll be there at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
But your inner dialogue is saying NO! Why did I say that? Why do I always get roped into these things? I’m so bloody tired and I can hardly drag myself out of bed in the mornings. I’m struggling to take care of my own basic needs, never mind committing to helping someone else. (more…)
There is so much misunderstanding out there about what relaxation really means and I’d like to clear a few things up.
In the work I have done as a massage therapist and also in helping people to get relief from stress, adrenal fatigue and burnout, I regularly ask people what they do to relax.
The 3 most common responses I hear are
- watching some tv in the evening
- nothing – I don’t have time.
The responses very much in the minority are things like
- restorative yoga
- breathing techniques. (more…)
Have you ever rushed from one thing to the next, frenetically cramming too many things into your day, only to then wonder what it was all really for? Did it leave you basking only briefly in that adrenalin high of the rush because shortly after you felt a big low with an accompanying feeling of unexplained emptiness inside of you?
One of the things that will help you to slow down in the first place is to calm down the pace that your thoughts are going at and to begin to change the type of thoughts you are having.
Dr Joe Dispenza, author of many books such as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain explains that
“You think somewhere between 60,000-70,000 thoughts in one day, and 90% of those thoughts are exactly the same ones we had the day before. You can’t change your life until you change your thoughts.”
Adrenal fatigue can create a whole host of issues that need your time and attention. The recovery process can be made a lot easier however, by doing many different things all throughout the day that calm your nervous system. Remember it is from this calm place, i.e. where the parasympathetic nervous system is heightened, where the body is able to go about its natural healing process.
Here are 21 self-care ideas to restore balance in your system and say yes to you! (more…)
Recent research has shown that within as little as six minutes, muscle tension reduces and heart rate decreases as a result of reading.
It seems we are not to underestimate the powerful benefits of reading for stress relief. (more…)
Do you know when your body is moving into what is known as the fight or flight response (otherwise known as the stress response)?
It can be a fine line between feeling relaxed and coping, to suddenly feeling stressed.
It can also be a very clear divide between feeling relaxed and feeling stressed and you may find that you are in a state of permanent stress! Not good!! (more…)
Have you ever found yourself lost in the quagmire of the internet?
Those times when you decide to quickly check facebook for 5 minutes or quickly check email, and you look up and realise that an hour or even two has disappeared.
It really does take some diligence to use our technology time wisely, and stay productive in a healthy way. This becomes essential when you are trying to bring yourself back from a stressed state into a more relaxed state. (more…)
Whether it’s muscle tension, anxiety or an upset stomach; each one us has our own signs that let us know we are reaching or have already reached our body’s tipping point of having done too much.
BUT, while it is definitely helpful to know what these tipping point signs are, the real question is what are you putting in place long-term to stop this from being a regular occurence?