Audacious Health Readings..
Four Focuses in a Crisis
Here’s some ideas on thriving in a crisis. Let us know what’s working for you…
1. Focus on Gratitude and Calm
a. Value staying calm (it may take a conscious effort) and promoting activities that support your calm and avoiding stimulus that disturb your calm where possible.
b. During Crisis we sometimes consider what we have to lose: Security, freedom of movement.
We all would like to have less stress in our lives. It is good to stop and reflect on how our lives would improve if we had less stress. Make a list of the reasons for wanting less stress. This list will be what motivates us to actually implement some changes and take action to reduce stress and to cope better with it.
For example, when I have less stress, I will have more energy. With more energy, I will:-
* spend more time playing with the kids
* improve efficiencies at work
Do you plan to achieve big things? Weight loss, learning a new skill, running a certain distance?
Often we make grand plans to achieve something in a year or longer and if we don't achieve that goal we can be discouraged.
Sometimes just looking at a year long goal can be disheartening. Can I really walk 10KM when I haven't walked more that a short walk before?
One of our mentors recently suggest having a 12 week (or 90 day) plan. A 90 day plan is a good start with managing your time and tasks in achieving your goals.
Fearless.. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides interesting insights into emotions.
A little background..
TCM identifies emotions as very real energies that have a place in the human body and are capable of causing a variety of physical and mental conditions when out of balance.
This might seem quite at odds with the Western science view of emotions but recent studies have shown that the brain doesn't have a monopoly on memory and emotions - other organs do have the capability to "remember" and "feel".