I’m back from Alaska!
Wow, nature is breathtaking, and it was a much-needed vacation. Motherhood has many blessings, and I’m head over heels for Vince, but over the past few weeks (okay months) I felt like I was swimming through mud that was getting thicker and thicker.
The beautiful views, fresh air, and dear friends renewed my spirit. Jay had I hadn’t taken a vacation – or even a date night – since Vince was born!
Stress was zapping our bandwidth to support each other with love, compassion, and kindness.
How is stress affecting your life? I’d love to hear.
We vowed to make time to connect and put things into perspective moving forward. And this doesn’t mean we’ll be vacationing all the time.
It’s not healthy to be in a constant state of ‘fight or flight.’ Tapping into your parasympathetic nervous system – the ‘calm and restore’ state is vital for your well-being and your relationship with your loved ones.
Here are three steps for reducing stress and increasing your bandwidth for love, compassion, and kindness:
- 6:3:6:3 Breath. Set a timer to do this breath 3 times a day for 2 weeks. It’s easy! Breath in for 6 counts, hold for 3 counts, then out for 6 counts, then hold for 3 counts. Repeat till your body softens, and your mind quiets – 2 to 3 minutes usually does the trick.
- Do less. Yes, do less. Make a list of all the things you don’t want to do anymore. Then, either delegate, delete or set a date on when you’ll stop doing it. We live in a world that doing more is valued and being busy is the norm, but it costs us our sanity and happiness. There is another way; I welcome you to the bright side. Pick one thing to delegate over the next week and post it in the Facebook Group.
- Join the Full Moon Circle July 27 at 7 PM ET (it’s free and virtual). We’ll explore keeping you exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed then I’ll share a powerful way to let that junk go so you can feel balanced and calm. Go HERE to reserve your spot and for more details.