When the mind thinks about unhappy thoughts, this amps up stress. When these pop up, come back to the now and think of happier thoughts.
A way to help with this is to start writing down things that make you smile, give peace and also fond memories of love ones and more. When you notice the thoughts straying pull out your list, feel the paper in your hands, read some and connect with happier thoughts.
To have freedom and to feel free is great! I often feel this when I’m driving alone in my car and I’m reminded of freedom around the 4th of July.
What are some experiences when you feel free or something that represents freedom for yourself?
Stress busting Tip 3 – find a quiet place to spend time in. It can be a comfy couch enjoying a relaxing cup of tea, take a walk to a special place and enjoy some beauty and quiet in nature.
Spending some time in a quiet place is a great way to reduce stress.
It's great to have a special place to go to in your mind during times of stress.
When needing a stress break, focus on this special relaxing place. It can be real or made up. Take some deep belly breaths in and out and take in the serenity of this place.
Visit this relaxing place and feel the peace within anytime you need to.
When stress pops up do something simple to lower it and enjoy the peace that comes from reducing the stress.
The other day I was dealing with many things around a project in progress. And I was shallow breathing. When I took a few deep breaths and started to tap and the stress flowed out of me.
When you feel the stress or tension in the body rising take a few deep breaths and release it
Add more calming by tapping gently on the karate chop point
There are times we don’t realize how wound up we’ve become, when you notice it do something simple to reduce and release it.
Recently, I noticed I was looking at many things in one bag and it felt stressful and overwhelming.
When separating out the specific things to do and focusing on what's needed in this moment, it makes life feel more calm and peaceful.
Stay in the moment and focus on what's needed to do at this time and feel less stress and more calm and peace.
One day life was going great and I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling overwhelmed. On my drive home I realized there was an overflowing basket of feelings that needed to be untangled. It felt good to release it and understand why I felt overwhelmed.
Here's the simple process:
This helps to release overwhelm.
Having less overwhelm leads to more peaceful, joyful days.
Recently I wanted to do something and I had apprehensions about it. With some thought I created a plan to reduce it. Here’s the simple three-step plan:
Planning ahead is a great way to address apprehensions and do the things you want to do in your life.
Why tapping is helpful is there are many issues, feelings and events tapping reduces or releases the charge, as I like to call it, or emotional hurt or discomfort connected to feelings, issues and events. Listed below are some:
Life changes (divorce, work, move and relationship matters to name a few)
Moving forward in life and goals
Feeling; sad, angry, frustrated, upset, low on joy
There are many more. Tapping has been life changing for myself and others. Learn more about it: Gary Craig Tapping & Easy Daily Tapping
Does stress get to you at times? Imagine if you:
The Stress Release eBook has practices to dial down stress easily.
Connect with nature in some way this week
Connecting with nature feels good, is enjoyable and relaxing too.
Tap a long with this video to reduce stress, using non-face tapping points.
When I notice my focus is on what I don’t want to happen, I refocus on what I want. When you’re focus isn’t on the wanted outcome:
Add tapping to this and make it a super tool.
Put the focus on what you want to happen, follow any insights or ideas and enjoy what comes.
When clutter accumulates, I've noticed with myself and others, it feels stressful.
Look around your space (home, office, car) and toss or donate at least one thing today. If you feel like doing more, go for it!
Change can feel stressful and difficult. Set some time aside to:
When you look at the “big Change” start separating it into smaller ones and smaller ones until it's no brainer doable. This easy practice reduces stress by making change easier.
Relax and enjoy the day!
When going through divorce change feels overwhelming and difficult, especially when faced with big changes. Set some time aside:
When we look at the “big Change” start separating each one into smaller ones, it lowers or releases overwhelm and makes change more doable.
At times, it’s been difficult to ask for assistance but I’m learning I have more success when I do.
Be open to asking and accepting assistance when you need it.
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