Got this from Ruby Gangadharan today on how to give yourself instant relief when stress hits.
What’s even better than reading, though, is practicing it next time the pressure’s on!
Each of us is living out our unique life journey. Stressful situations come from experiences we feel unprepared for, unhappy about or lacking tools to cope with.
Building self-coping methods to create new experiences can take time – time needed to engage practices that manifest a different reality.
But this post is about immediate relief.
Before you start to introspect and build different habits, you need to reduce the energy impact of the current situation on your mental and emotional balance.
Here is a reminder of 3 simple things to do for immediate relief:
1. Disconnect and move to a different space.
Disconnect from phones, the internet, emails, meetings, appointments. Move your physical location, outside the office, a different room, away from people.
2. Breath deep.
Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
3. Listen to music.
Play your ‘go to’ song. The right music has immense power to change our brain waves completely.
Here are a few things to absolutely avoid while in a stressed state of mind:
As you can tell, there is a theme here …
The key is to first bring your energy down and away from anything that causes you to feel anger, frustration, panic, helplessness or scared.
How quickly you are able to calm down and bring yourself to a neutral place will determine your success in dealing with stressful situations.
Yay for easy vibration management!
Ruby is a student to the Yoga Sutras, Quantum & Spirituality geek, Life Coach, Deliberate Creator, blogger, Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner. Find more about who she is and what she does at Everyday LOA Magic.
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A reader recently asked for support on using the law of attraction to manage anxiety.
I thought that post might be better written from a fellow creator who’s actually done it, rather than my hypothetical suggestions about how it could possibly work.
Here’s what my research turned up:
Some advise to just stop thinking about the negative and focus on the positive. I’d love to believe it’s that easy, but I suspect some who experience more severe forms of anxiety (i.e. panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder) may find that advice falls a bit flat.
This is a conscious creator who says, “You must learn to focus your attention exclusively on good things …” and “it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think.”
Wikihow writes that you can do this in 8 steps, which include understanding where the anxiety is coming from, visualizing your future self as being calm and free of worries, and then aligning yourself with that future.
Sounds good. But does it work in practice?
That’s why I’m turning to readers for your experience …
Have you engaged your conscious creative powers to manifest a more peaceful state of mind? If so, we’d love to hear 1) that it does work and 2) some suggestions for best ways to go about it.
Thanks in advance for contributing to the wealth of information here for fellow creators.
Are you feeling stressed out with everything that’s not getting done? Anxious about getting a handle on all the balls you’re juggling?
We know whatever we think is what we attract, so switching from thoughts like “how am I going to manage?” or “there isn’t enough time” is the first step in allowing things to work out perfectly.
Here are a few better feeling thoughts for a day of overwhelm:
ahhhhhh …………… that feels better already!
You’re invited to share your favorite thoughts for managing feelings of overwhelm, too. Thank you!