When I take the time to relax, I can focus better and have more energy for the tasks needed to get done. At times when I need to relax, “beat up” messages will come up. Here are some tips on dialing down these messages:
Don’t beat yourself up when you need to relax. Listen to your body, take breaks when needed and have better energy and focus to get your to-dos done more efficiently.
It’s important to put yourself first at times so you have energy to do all the other things. Take the walk that helps with stress and have energy later to wrap or shop for gifts.
When they pop up don't think about them, just do them. This sets yourself up for great self-care and energy to do the things you want to do.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend I took time to rejuvenate myself. I knew there were many things to get done but my body was letting me know to take time to relax. Here are 3 ideas to get you thinking about relaxing:
When your body is telling you to relax, take time and do it!
During the pandemic there's less to do (especially for those who have higher risk of worse symptoms) but safer adventure fun still can happen. Here are some ideas:
Think outside the box and find some fun, safer adventures that work for you.
Enjoy some adventure in your life.
On the weekend my Honey and I went to window visit with my Mom at her care place. She’s in her late 80’s and her time here on earth is short, I believe. I remember the robust, full of energy woman she was and it’s sad to see her dwindling and know she’s not going to be here for very much longer. Often, I want to push the sadness away but it’s okay to acknowledge and allow it flow through me in a natural way, like a stream flowing in, through and out of me in a peaceful way. When visualizing the creak flowing sadness through me, it made it easier to spend time with the feeling instead of pushing it away.
Holding point creates this visualization into a super tool! This is a way to spend time with uncomfortable feelings and to release them.
Relax and enjoy the day!
If you're feeling lonely today, reach out to a
friend or family via Zoom, cell or other.
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Tap a long with this tapping script, it's easy...
Tapping gently on the karate chop point and say this out loud 3 times:
Tap on round & other points gently saying this out loud:
Take a few deep breaths in and out, drink some water and tap on round & other points gently and alternate saying these reminder phrases out loud:
Take a few deep breaths in and out. Tap gently on each round and other points while saying out loud this reminder phrase:
Take two deep breaths in and out and repeat if needed.
Congrats on tapping!
Be Kind To Yourself Today:
It’s okay to be kind to yourself.
During this time (of Coronavirus) some ways to show self-love, care of family, friends and others are:
Let’s show love and care to ourselves and others during this time.
When we are going through a big change in our lives, loneliness and isolated feelings can show up. Reach out by:
When we reach out it, can ease the lonely and isolated feelings and give us the connection we need during this big change.
Do you ever feel a luxury is a guilty pleasure? Sometimes I do.
Our weekends are often busier than our weekdays. To do batch cooking on the weekends, we needed to find a way to fit it in. It was suggested we look into a grocery delivery service. It felt shocking to even think of doing this but we did. Its been such a big time saver and lets us have time for meal prep and fun in our weekend. This sets us up for quick, simple healthy meals during the week and it sure makes life easier to have this service.
Let’s be open to new things and enjoy the easier life when we can.
We’ve all had times we’ve felt stress. It can zap us of our energy and joy in life. It’s important to address it. One way I do this is with tapping.
What’s one thing you can do this week to reduce stress and feel more peace and bliss?
3 Tips for reducing and releasing stress
Reducing stress is a great way to self-care.
When coaching a person, something came to mind for moving forward in a different way.
Using our no muscle throughout our day can be great to build our empowerment but what do we do when our no muscle is tired. Instead of saying “no” why don’t we say “yes”. This doesn’t’ mean what you think it does. We have a lot of power with the words we use. One of these is choice and another is saying yes to the things that are best for our well-being. Here’s some examples:
I choose to say:
Saying no can get tiring and as the day goes on and when a big emotion, event or sensation in the body comes up, our no muscle can get worn-out. Then we can cave in to listening to the messages not to tap or take a leisurely walk or choose what’s best for our well-being.
Let’s practice our no muscle until it needs a rest and then start saying yes to what’s best for our well-being with some simple words, I choose to say yes to…. (a de-stress walk, tapping, fueling my body well).
We all have experienced uncomfortable emotions in life and it’s best to release these and feel lighter in 2020.
Tapping on the karate chop point and say this 3 times: Even though I feel uncomfortable feelings from 2019 (_______or you can put in what you want to tap on here instead) I love and accept myself
Tap on round points gently saying this out loud:
These uncomfortable 2019 feelings
Take a few deep breaths and tap on round points gently alternating saying:
These uncomfortable 2019 feelings
I choose to release them
Take a few deep breaths. Tap until you feel better, if something specific comes up tap on that too.
Then tap the round points gently saying out loud added (choose one) bliss, peace or calm.
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