You know I’m a big proponent of holistic approaches to great mental health, and this is one the best ways I’ve seen to switch-up your stress response from reactive to responsive…in a really positive and conscious way. I’ll tell you about Neurocycles, the creation of Dr Caroline Leaf, who is incredibly wise and always on my podcast library! And I’ll give you a simple 3-step approach to turning every stressful event into an opportuinty for growth!
Welcome back to ‘Stress Less 101’. In the previous post we looked at the first 6 ways to reduce stress and anxiety. they were all easy, simple and free! In this post, I’ll share the next 6. You’ll find the second Recipe for Daily Bliss here too: a step by step guide to living a calm and connected life starting now…..This time it’s more based around the latter part of your day. So all you moon-folk, this one’s for you :)….
Photo: Spencer Davis
When the world outside starts to feel overwhelming, head to this stress toolkit here and download my Recipe for Daily Bliss! Yep, there’s a recipe in this one that you can follow step by step and it contains my top 12 ways to reduce stress and anxiety and live a calm and connected life. From the way you take your next breath to where to put your feet in the morning, to what foods and drinks to avoid and more…. This is ‘Stress Less 101’. We are living in interesting times my friends! Take a moment from your day to inspire calm….
Shaking it out in my dancing days. Photo by Des Crawley
Shaking is the new way to meditate and everybody can do from young to old. And what’s more, it’s super easy! And if you’re looking for a meditative practice for the start of the day, shaking will get you feeling loose, refreshed and present. It can be both meditation and workout. No brainer right?! Learn about Shaking and try out my guided Shaking meditation here…
Picture credit: Vlada Karpovich
I’ve been an autogenic meditator for over thirty years because IT WORKS. And I often recommend this mindful relaxation practice to clients and friends as a simple and effective way to tune in and relax. There’s more to this technique though than just preparing for a deep sleep. It’s an effective treatment for anxiety and insomnia, and encourages self-regulation and self-induced relaxation. So it’s a technique that can help you build stress resilience over time. I love that! Find out more and try out a short and long version of autogenic meditation right here.