If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, generally not feeling great mentally or emotionally – what do you do, to shift it quickly?
For example.. eat for blood sugar regulation, do what you can to support sleep, engage in different types of meditation or mind-body activities that feel soothing.
When the freedom of being able to choose is hijacked by the primitive part of your brain, so you might feel really stuck…
I’m not going to suggest protein and fibre in those moments. Or meditation apps.
Or supplements that we know are supportive of brain health!
How can you make that happen, so how you feel doesn’t derail your day?
There’s TWO things you need to do,
1.) Tell someone how you’re feeling
It’s important you break the feeling of isolation.
Or circling your shoulders whilst standing up.
Swaying from side to side, looking around the room as you twist your body.
Or a walk with the dog, any dog lol, that starts slow and then gets a bit faster.
All the other helpful things, like what you eat, how you exercise, supplements, what you do for sleep etc
The helpful preventative strategies, the benefits of lifestyle choices are running in the background, and sometimes you need something now, in the moment.
It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you as such, and perhaps how you’re feeling is a reasonable response to other things happening,
but you do need to do something differently to move through it.
There’s no single ‘right answer’ for this, and the two things I’ve shared above have come from years of helping not only myself but hundreds of other women, too.
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