Protect Your Peace and Your Mind
In all of these times of uncertainty, it is very easy to get caught up in the "what if's"... We begin to panic as anxiety and fear take over and all of the progress and goals we've set out for ourselves get thrown out the window.
This is our reminder to you to NOT GIVE UP!
When those negative thoughts start to creep in, remind yourself that you are: POWERFUL, STRONG, CAPABLE and DESERVING! Then acknowledge the fear and the stress and the anxiety, because it exists and is very real and we can't just pretend it isn't there.
Once you've acknowledged all that is stressing you out, find the GOOD... find the opportunities and celebrate them! This is the time to tackle those items on your to do lists that have been nagging at you... spend extra quality time with family, read a book, or just be outside in nature!
So, how can you stay positive?
- Move Your Body - This mood booster is HUGE! It doesn't have to be intense and it doesn't have to be at a gym... as long as you move your body one way or another EACH day, you're releasing those "happy hormones".
- Focus on the Present - Live in the moment and that's it! There is so much joy that we overlook on a daily basis because we are constantly living in the future and we lose so much time because we are living in the past... this is your moment... you are alive right now so live and embrace it!
- Accept Your Failures - Failure is one of the best teachers in the world! It helps humble you and is a learning experience! The fear of failure will consume you... you will remain stagnant, still or frozen and this alone can be far more damaging to your health than accepting the failure and moving on.
- LAUGH - EVERY. SINGLE.DAY! Find something or someone who makes you laugh... and do it - DAILY or even hourly! Laughter helps work those deep core muscles, it can lower your blood pressure and stress hormones, boost endorphins and T-cell levels (aka the immune system cells) and improves your overall well-being.