4 Steps to Live With Less Stress, Have More Fun, and Live Longer
Updated: Feb 11
There will be stress in life.
Dealing with too much stress, and ignoring its effects, is like driving around with the car warning light on… and never taking it in for inspection.
Something—sooner or later—is going to break.
Your body holds a wealth of wisdom to help you through stressful times.
· To help you identify stress at its early stages
· To help you process stress and escape its chronic cycle
· To help you remain calm and when under distress, return to calm earlier and often
so you enjoy your life now and avoid chronic disease later on.
Stress is a whole-body experience.
This is a good thing because your body intelligence holds the key to recovering from too much stress and the anxious feelings that arise from it.
Knowing your body means that when emotions are running high, when you feel that pressure building in your chest, or the migraine hits, or your belly feels uneasy…maybe you aren’t even sure why you’re feeling that way… you can tune in to your body for answers.
By understanding stress, and the way your body responds to stress, you learn what to do so that you can respond to the situation without regret. You find calm and a sense of control that maybe up until now you didn't know how to do.
Most people search for relief in the wrong places.
The place to look is inward. It's an inside job.
When you know how to free yourself from the trappings of anxiety and overwhelm, you’re able to move forward without getting absorbed into what feels chaotic all around you.
It’s always about what’s within your control.
The nervous system's relaxation state, where stress release happens, is your power.
This doesn't mean you won't feel stress. You want to feel some stress in the body. It's your body's warning system. Know your warning signals. Pay attention to them in your physical body. Then stress is yours to release...
...even when your partner ticks you off
...even when the kitchen dishes are piled high
...even when your children aren’t listening again
It’s up to you to take charge of your energy and emotion.
It’s up to you conserve your energy. To stop working so hard on solving problems (those around you) that aren't the actual problem.
Your partner, your boss, a tidy home, and your kids can’t do this work for you.
This is solvable.
This doesn’t take a lot of time.
It does take your attention.
To feel less stressed and in control of your life, work from the inside, out.
I teach these 4 steps:
1. Listen to your body.
2. Understand what it really needs.
3. Implement your inner know-how (plus just enough external knowledge), for taking care of your needs
4. See how your body responds.
Repeat the cycle.
This is how to change your relationship to stress.
I walk women through to reaching their wellness goals. They learn how to hear and listen to what their body is telling them. They have the energy to honor their commitments--first to themselves, then to their job and everyone around them. They live happier lives (and so do the people they love) because they honor themselves first. They avoid disease. They live longer lives.
This is our sacred work.
P.S. Ready to honor a commitment to yourself? If stress has you falling out of healthy habits and you need help, I am here to help you live more holistically. Setting up a consult is simple. Click here.