I love this quote from Wayne Dyer:
There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts.
You probably get that intellectually but life sure can feel stressful especially when are our to do lists are endless or we are experiencing some kind of expectation hangover.
One of the chief complaints I hear from people is that they are stressed out which creates anxiety. Anxiety is a terrible feeling to have. It revs up our nervous system, puts stress on our body and disconnects us from our intuition.
To help you release anxiety and reduce the amount you think stressful thoughts, I made you a video sharing my best de-stressing techniques.
Keep this core principle in mind: you will only feel anxiety when your thoughts are in the future. The best way to reduce stress in your life is to keep yourself in the present moment as much as possible. And if your mind does wander to the future, at least make what you are thinking about a best-case scenario! Creating worst-case scenarios with worry is using your imagination poorly. Keep your thoughts positive and supportive.
In the video, I teach you a little about your brain and the fight or flight response that gets activated whenever we feel stress. I share some physical practices you can do anytime you feel anxiety to calm your nervous system down so your brain stops creating stress hormones.
I hope you find these tools useful. Please share your comments, questions or de-stressing techniques with me. I love hearing from you!
And remember: There is no stress, there are only stressful thoughts. @ChristinHassler (Click to Tweet!)
P.S. I have a new podcast where I coach people LIVE on the air. Head over to Over it and On With It and listen in for inspiration and action steps.
Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan in her new book Expectation Hangover. This book reveals the formula for how to process disappointment on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. You can find more info on her website, and follow her on Twitter and FB.
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