Feeling irritable and edgy, overwhelmed by little things, exhausted, or having difficulty concentrating? You may not realize it, but these are common symptoms of Everyday Anxiety. If the thought of addressing these symptoms is too much, don't worry, there are little changes you can make that will help you begin to break free of these feelings and begin healing. Here’s some of my favorite tips that can get you started today!
Have you ever been curious about meditation but wasn't quite sure what it is or where to start?
I encourage you to realize the quiet and calmness that a meditation can bring into your mind, body and life. To give it a try, I encourage you to listen to a guided meditation and see how it suits you.
Begin with the Body Scan meditation*
* Provided by the Mindfulness Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
The Circle of Life
This interactive exercise will give you a clear visual picture of where your life is thriving – and what areas could use a little more work. How it works:
Click the link below to connect to the circle - place a dot within each section to mark how satisfied you are with that area of your life. A dot placed towards the center of the circle indicates dissatisfaction, while a dot placed towards the outside indicates happiness.
Once you’ve placed a dot within each section, hit the button to connect the dots and see your Circle of Life. Please place a dot in all areas, all are required.
* Provided by © 2017 Institute for Integrative Nutrition®
Relaxation Breath, 4-7-8 Techniques
When we feel anxious we tend hold our breath or to have shallow breathing, otherwise known as “under-breathing”. As we deprive our body of oxygen, it effects our ability to think clearly. This technique works because it is not possible for our bodies to be upset or anxious when breathing in this way.
Beginning and ending your day with this technique will be a great start to getting a handle on your everyday anxiety. You can always use this throughout the day if you feel anxious anytime you need it.
Click below to view Dr. Andrew Weil, the founder of this technique, demonstrating his 4-7-8 breathing.
Connect with me for a coaching consultation and we can discuss taking the steps needed for you to break free from everyday anxiety.