Crazy times, crazy thoughts..
I am popping into your mailbox today to share some ways to keep your sanity while living a home-based life, and for staying centered while living through these uncertain times. With most of us being asked (or in some cases, required) to stay and/or work from home, our routines and the way we operate are drastically disrupted. Worry, upset and feelings of isolation are often the result.
Staying centered within ourselves through times of uncertainty can be very challenging. Research suggests that for some people, uncertainty can produce more stress than actually dealing with a known negative. Is that surprising to you? It makes sense to me, given the natural tendency for our brains to follow our mind's worst case scenario thinking. And when it does, our bodies go into 'fight or flight' mode, sending the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline surging through our systems. These chemicals help fight off real physical danger by putting our bodies into a state of high alert. We are literally stronger, faster and better able to escape physical danger. Mentally, however, our bodies are in a less calm state, and our thoughts begin to race right along with the speed of our nervous system. We are then less able to stay focused, and for most of us, more likely to go down the rabbit hole of fear. Maybe your heart is racing just hearing all of this.
Just take a couple of deep breaths and read on...
I have some suggestions for keeping yourself centered during this uncertain time, specifically in relation to being home, for the most part, around the clock. Try as many of these suggestions as you can to give yourself (at least) momentary opportunities throughout the day to de-stress.
The Physical Basics to Stay Calm While Working From Home
I believe how we treat our bodies physically greatly impacts how we feel, how we think, and ultimately, how we cope. This is especially true when dealing with stressful situations. Here are a few basics that go a long way toward keeping you feeling healthy and calm.
Behaviors That Help Your Brain Stay Centered and Productive
"I can handle a difficult situation with calm endurance."
I meditate and say a few affirmations every day, and this affirmation was a good one from today. Not everyone loves repeating affirmations. Perhaps they feel a little less than authentic to you. For me, I like the good energy I feel when I say something that is positive and powerful. If this works for you, or you have a willingness (even a tiny one), to give it a try, you may find that telling yourself something positive and powerful "unlocks" that piece of you that is capable of accomplishing your goal. Doing the best we can is all we can do, and to me, that is certainly good enough.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and let me know what you've decided to try to make your time at home feel more comfortable. I always love to know what's working for you! And if there is any way I can help you get through this challenging time, to meet some goals, big or small, while we are living life a little differently, click the link below and schedule a free discovery call. I can provide the system, stretch and accountability you need to get over some of the hurdles you are experiencing with respect to your health and life goals. Together, we can take one step at a time so you experience life in a way that truly reflects the person you want to be.
I wish you good health and inner peace, now and always.
Be kind to yourself !
As always, if you want to learn more about the impact of the everyday choices you make on your life goals, and how you can feel great in your body (without losing your mind), hit reply and send me an email, or call me at (201) 803-3257.
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In Good Health!