If you’re reading this, you are already making yourself a priority – good for you!
Prioritizing – When I feel like I’m always rushing with endless to-do lists I must remember to prioritize what needs to be done now, what can I delegate, and what can I simply leave for another day. Feeling calmer already!
Being Present – Much ado these days about Mindfulness and Meditation. Sometimes I simply tell myself to be present in my own life.
Life unfolds in the present. But so often, we let the present slip away, allowing time to rush past unobserved and unseized, and squandering the precious seconds of our lives as we worry about the future and ruminate about what’s past.
Taking 30 seconds at a time to disconnect with the crazy world we create to connect with what exists around us. Can you be present for 30 seconds? Maybe this video can help 30 second test.
“We’re living in a world that contributes in a major way to mental fragmentation, disintegration, distraction, decoherence,” says Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace. We’re always doing something, and we allow little time to practice stillness and calm.
Feeling anxious or stressed. Close your eyes (even for 10 seconds) and tune into the sounds that are happening around you right now. No effort is needed. Just listen, allow your ears to receive the sounds. With your eyes closed, ask yourself are still breathing? Sounds like a silly question but if you take a moment take a big deep breath. Try it several times, your body will thank you.
“Practicing a regular, mindful breathing exercise can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” Andrew Weil, M.D.
Supplements – I use Rescue Remedy – Bach Remedies it has helped me get through any stressful situation, from last-minute workshop nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news. Rescue Remedy helps to relax the body, get focused and get the needed calmness.
Acupuncture – As a certified acupuncturist and instructor, I know very well the benefits of acupuncture to relieve stress and calm the body to a balanced state. Too busy to make an appointment? Why not bring us into your workplace? Just contact your HR department and we will do the rest. Onsite acupuncture is available!