It’s only the middle of the day and your mind is racing with all the things you need to accomplish before midnight. Clean the house, order this, order that, take the kids here, pick up kids, wash the clothes, feed the dog, eat something ‘healthy,’ on and on the list goes. Before you’re even halfway through this thought you notice your heart racing and your eyes are darting around. Anxiety!! I caught myself in this moment just this morning (not even halfway through my day…). I want to share with you my two favorite and super easy ways to calm your body and mind throughout your day in order to make space for more energy so you can get that crazy list done while keeping your sanity 😉
But first, why am I talking about ways to calm your body and mind?
We all want to have more energy right? We all want to feel so great that we leap out of bed with fat smiles on our faces ready to greet the day – who doesn’t?
But how can we even get this energy boost without first making space for it in our bodies and minds?
Think of calming your body and mind like tilling the soil and planting the seeds before they SPROUT with abundant energy like magic beanstalks that reach for the sky! Because that’s all you will be doing here—making space for new energy to flow!
So what are my 2 easy ways to calm your body and your mind?
Put both your feet firmly on the ground, sit up straight with your shoulders pulled back to open your heart, close your eyes and take ten full, DEEP breaths in and out… in and out… in and out…
When you open your eyes NOTICE how different your body feels.
Do you feel calmer?
Well, that was STEP 1! Now that you have calmed your body, are you ready for STEP 2? Don’t worry… it’s just as easy… You’ve heard of positive affirmations, right?
Well, I believe they actually work! Why? Because your body is not going to do what you tell it to do unless your mind believes it first! (Or you trick your mind into believing it)
Think of a short, sweet sentence that I like to call your motivational MANTRA so that you can instantly become your own energy-boosting guru.
Here are some ENERGIZING examples to get you started:
· I choose to feel energized!
· I breathe in energy and exhale stress
· I am committed to energizing myself
Choose one that resonates with you or feel free to change up the words, write it on a sticky note and stick it on top of your computer or bathroom mirror. Then read it or memorize it and say it out loud to yourself six times today and just watch what happens…
How will calming my body and mind give me more energy?
Let me put it this way… water will not flow well through a clogged up pipe. Similarly, your energy or life force is not going to flow well if you’re all tensed up, agitated or on guard 😉
So, with STEP 1, you are learning to quiet your mind, calm your own nervous system and SAVE energy for you to use later when you really need it!
And with STEP 2 you will be amazed at the results over time if you say your mantra over and over again. You may even find that by the end of day one your mind will start to believe it and your body will follow!
Why? Because that’s the way our minds work! They start to believe what we tell them to believe. It really is that simple.
What if I can’t calm down before a meal?
This can be a kicker. Deep breathing helps with some things but not everything.
Don’t get me wrong I love a deep breath, but sometimes I can still sense those feelings of irritation, stress, and overwhelm. Like my brain is still running on that hamster wheel but it’s slowed down some.
My body is still tense in these moments because I need to digest all those emotions before I can digest my food. In other words, I need to process those emotions I was feeling and move them through me so I can be open for food. Does that make sense?
It wasn’t until the Health Coach Institute (HCI) introduced me to this exercise called “Emotional Brain Training” or, EBT, that I finally found a way to reliably and consistently relax before each meal.
In the video below, I share with you what Emotional Brain Training is, why it’s important for you and I’ll walk you through the handout (available for FREE download below the video).
So last week I introduced you to the 20 Minute Meal. The next tool up my sleeve is something called Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and a Gratitude Check-in before your meal. This is something I learned from the Health Coach Institute (HCI). It’s another super easy tool to put in your toolkit. It’s about preparing your body to eat. This is such a key step in getting the body out of the stress response and into the relaxation state. Because Remember – it’s scientifically impossible for the body to release weight if your body is constantly in stress mode 😉 _______________________________Just imagine how your life can be if you dealt better with stress. If you coped better with it. If you said no to those thigns that stressed you out in the first place so you didn’t even have to deal with it.-How would that benefit your life? -What’s important about that to you?_______________________________Emotional Brain Training Website: https://www.ebtconnect.net/For those of you who like to geek out further on the science behind emotional brain training: https://www.ebtconnect.net/ebt_hypothesis.pdf_______________________________I invite you to contact me for a 1-1, 60 minute, discovery session. CLICK the link below to book your session. https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14836397&appointmentType=5193482
Posted by MODAVate Health & Wellness Coaching on Thursday, June 28, 2018
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