Of course, it is essential having a healthy routine around the food we eat, but if when we eat even the healthiest foods, we are stressed on a mental or spiritual level, our body must first face other needs that have certainly nothing to do with assimilating all the necessary nutrients. Instead, it will focus on getting us out of the stressful moment by consuming all the energy that our meals provide us.
For instance, our brain does not distinguish whether we are going to be eaten by a hungry lion in the middle of the forest or if we are fighting with our colleague at the office or again if we are having an anxiety attack while stuck in traffic. Our brain perceives a dangerous situation and must save us! How? Using all the possible resources we have inside our body that we assimilate through the food we eat.
That is why it is so important having some quick solutions that we can adopt while we are in distress situations. There are several techniques and therapies nowadays that can help us to calm our body and mind. For instance, think about our beloved meditation, one ancient holistic and natural approach that has been used from years all over the world — or maybe going to a therapist, someone who can help us deal with issues we might have in our life. Or again an activity that can help us relax as Yoga, Tai chi, Reiki, or simply writing to a journal our thoughts, going for a walk in nature, having a massage, etc.
Besides all these beautiful activities, today I want to step back to a simple thing that will help you to calm your body and mind. You can do it everywhere and at every moment of the day, and it’s free!
Here to share with you my two favorite and super easy ways to calm your body and mind throughout the day to make space for more energy!
We all want to have more energy. We all want to feel so great that we leap out of bed with big smiles on our faces, ready to greet the day with applause.
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?
● STEP 1: 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… count until 10 slowly reach the end of your breath and slowly release. Do it at least three times.
When you open your eyes, NOTICE how different your body feels. Do you feel calmer? Clearer? More relaxed? Do you need to do it one more time? Then do so! Scan your body and feel the sensations…
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 brain into believing it)
● STEP 2: Think of a short, sweet sentence that I like to call the 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
· I am confident
· I am happy
Choose one that resonates with you, or change it to what resonates to you. 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 observe what happens.
Let me put it this way… water will not flow well through a blocked 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.
If you feel that you need more in-depth support to find your energy and have a balance in your days, you can always contact me. There are many other super simple ways to reach a state of daily well-being.
I will help you find more natural ways to calm your body and mind that are appropriate to you so you can live every day with tons of new energy!
In Good Health!