With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming right around the corner on top of our at-home and work priorities, things this time of year, can get a little hectic! It is especially around this time that we tend to over-work and forget about our own self-care which can easily lead to burn out. In order to avoid this, and so that we can all enjoy this time with our friends and family I have put together a stress relief cure! I am arming you with multiple tools that you can pull from that will automatically bring you back into a state of calm leaving you feeling restored and ready to tackle the next item on your to-list.
The next time that you are overwhelmed, carve out even just minutes if that's all you have, and try one of these anxiety relief resources I have put together for you in this Stress Cure ToolBox:
Click HERE to download and get my handpicked playlist I put together for you with songs meant to relax and calm you.
There is little more therapeutic for the mind than coloring. It takes away all your worries, focuses your creative side of the brain and shifts your state in a matter of moments. I have put together a set of coloring pages for you that you can just download and print and off you go. Get the pages HERE.
Because of the way we are built with our ancient brain constantly on duty to protect us from risk, our minds tend to look for the negative in life as a protection mechanism from dangers that no longer exist. But because of this, we flood our minds with defeatist thoughts, triggering stress and overwhelm, when what we actually need to do is train our brains to re-focus on the positives and uplifting potentials of life. With that, I have created a set of positive affirmation cards that you can print and have available when you need to cleanse your mind with positivity. Just repeat the affirmations out loud with confidence and close your eyes visualize the statements in your mind as if they were true in your life now. These are a game changer! Get your free Affirmation Card Set HERE.
Stress Relief Meditations
Do you know that 80% of the richest and most successful people have some sort of mediation practice to control their mind and emotions? I say, if it works for them, why not you? Not to mention the tons of science proven benefits associated with meditation. So when you start to feel stress coming on, take a moment and try one of these handpicked guided meditations to bring you back to a present, calm and relaxed state of mind. Each meditation is short so that you can easily fit it in your busy schedule. Try to complete one each day as a proactive measure to ward of stress before it even starts, you will soon see the benefits it brings in your daily life!
Sometimes that fastest way to get out of your head is to write down what it is that is causing you the stress. Your brain holds onto thoughts for you that it thinks you need. So when you write down the thoughts that are constantly circling in your mind, it can now rest re-assured in knowing that you have them available to you without having to hold on to them. Another way that you can use journaling as a tool not only to relieve your stress but also set yourself up for success is to use journal writing prompts via empowering questions. This shifts your focus to a new challenge, one that can be fun but also that can set you up for future success. I have created a journal that you can download with 55 different writing prompts to set you up for success HERE.
Any one of these tools will help you to re-focus and de-stress so choose one any time you are feeling overwhelmed. Remember You Matter, so make sure that you are taking care of yourself so that you can take care of the ones that you love. Share this with someone else that may need the de-stress kit and see how fast your worries melt away!
I would love to hear your feedback down in the comments. Which tool to ward off stress do you like best? What other types of self-care methods do you use? Remember it is up to you to make yourself happy, no body can do that for you.
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