by Kelli Risse
I’d say we’re living in some pretty interesting times, wouldn’t you? News of what we should/shouldn’t or can/can’t do changes by the minute, or so it seems. As we try to decipher through information and discern what is best for each of us, anxiety, overwhelm, and worry can take root in our mind and body affecting our mental, emotional and physical health.
On the other hand, when we are intentional about calming our body and mind, it has a positive impact on our entire wellbeing.
We all want to have more energy, right?
We all want to feel so great that we leap out of bed with huge smiles on our faces ready to greet the day with applause.
But how can we even get this energy boost without first making space for it in our bodies and minds?
Think of calming your body and mind like tilling the soil and planting the seeds before they SPROUT with abundant energy like magic bean stalks that reach for the sky! Because that’s all you will be doing here—making space for new energy to flow!
So, what are my 2 easy ways to calm your body and your mind?
STEP 1: Put both your feet firmly on the ground, sit up straight with your shoulders pulled back to open your heart, close your eyes and take ten full, DEEP breaths in and out… in and out… in and out…
When you open your eyes NOTICE how different your body feels. Do you feel calmer? Clearer? More relaxed?
Now that you have calmed your body, you are ready for STEP 2.
You’ve heard of positive affirmations, right? Well I believe they actually work! Why? Because your body is not going to do what you tell it to do unless your mind believes it first! (or you trick your mind into believing it).
STEP 2: Think of a short, sweet sentence that I like to call your motivational MANTRA so that you can instantly become your own energy-boosting guru.
Here are some ENERGIZING examples to get you started:
· I choose to feel energized!
· I breathe in energy and exhale stress.
· I am committed to energizing myself.
Choose one that resonates with you or change up the words. Then write it on a sticky note and stick it on top of your computer or bathroom mirror. Read it or memorize it and say it out loud to yourself six times today and just watch what happens.
How will calming my body and mind give me more energy?
Let me put it this way… water will not flow well through a blocked-up pipe. Similarly, your energy or life force is not going to flow well if you’re all tensed up, agitated or on guard.
So, with STEP 1, you are learning to quiet your mind, calm your own nervous system and SAVE energy for you to use later when you really need it!
And with STEP 2 you will be amazed at the results over time if you say your mantra over and over again. You may even find that by the end of day one your mind will start to believe it and your body will follow! Why? Because that’s the way our minds work! They start to believe what we tell them to believe.
It really is that simple.
Kelli Risse is a certified Master Health, Life and Mindset Coach, as well as the owner of Rise Up and Live Wellness. Kelli’s coaching techniques result in lasting change through mindset shifts and habit change. Kelli specifically coaches women who are ready to decrease stress and live in peace.
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