Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month?
Stress plays a huge part in our sense of inner balance and wellbeing.
Often we become accustomed to a certain level of stress and no longer notice that it’s there. It has become our ‘norm’. But it’s still having an impact on our health and can lead to burnout and chronic dis-ease.
Our e-motions are meant to be energy *in motion*. They need to be allowed to come up and then flow on.
However, when we place expectations on ourselves or worry that we’re being judged – and found wanting – it blocks this flow, which adds to our stress levels.
Life is not a test, so don’t take it too seriously. Remember to laugh, and don’t be afraid to feel.
Our bodies know exactly what they need in order to heal, and they know the steps to take to get to wellbeing.
Our role, then, is to provide the right resources – rest, nutrients, hydration, fresh air, exercise – and to do our best to clear the way, removing those things that hold us back and keep us stuck.
Emotions carry valuable information about what’s going on for us. As such they can be very useful.
However, if we don’t listen and explore ways to support ourselves and meet the needs beneath the feelings, then they can become toxic, both to ourselves and to those around us.
Opening to all that our emotions can teach us helps us to develop the emotional intelligence that brings the resilience we need to deal with change and the challenges that life brings.
Next week I’ll look at some tips for dealing with stress when we feel it beginning to build.
My journey into working in the field of Wellbeing began when I joined an online course in Evolutionary Enlightenment. This caused me to take a hard look at my life – my career, my direction, my purpose – and question whether or not it was really right for me. The answer was No. I was lost, struggling and unhappy.
Searching for something that would resonate for me and that would support my need to grow, I started learning Reiki which, in a roundabout way, led me back to one of my passions: animals. Horses in particular hold a very special place in my heart. I love supporting owners to explore their horse’s physical and emotional needs.
I went on to study Energy Healing, Emotional Freedom Techniques and META-Health because I also love supporting other women who are experiencing similar experiences of stress and overwhelm. I love holding a safe space where they can discover that they have always had choices and the power to make their own decisions.
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