Let’s face it – stress is a part of life. We all have varying levels of it in our life. How we manage stress can have a huge impact on our health, career, relationships and our life in general. One of the factors that can help improve stress is to recognize it, acknowledge it and choose a positive outlet for it. When you are aware of what is taking place in your mind, your body and your emotions, you can take positive action to minimize your stress levels and the effects it has on you.
There are many ways to reduce stress and I will list some here for you and then I will talk about one of my favorites, EFT or tapping and how you can utilize this life changing tool and join me virtually or in person to experience the benefits for yourself.
Here’s a list of ways for you lessen the impact of stress you are feeling:
- Go for a walk.
- Spend time in nature.
- Exercise – move!
- Take several slow deep, conscious breaths.
- Go to a yoga class
- Listen to relaxing or uplifting music.
- Write in a journal.
- Learn how to say no and set healthy boundaries.
- Express your feelings honestly.
- Play with a puppy or a baby.
- Change your thoughts about the situation.
- Choose to be present with what you are doing and let everything else go until you can give it attention.
- Eat healthy whole foods with lots of vegetables.
Ideally selecting one or more of these and making them a regular practice will actually help reduce your overall stress level. Yet in the moment any of these will work.
Tapping on the endpoints of your meridian system while talking about what is bothering, upsetting, frustrating you is an easy, safe way to let go of the energy building up in your mind, body, and emotions. When you let go of steam in this manner, it neutralizes the charge that is feeding your stress. It allows you to voice what you are feeling in a safe and non-invasive manner while it also reinforces that you are choosing to be okay even though you are experiencing all this stress.
Tapping on your own in moments of overwhelm, intense emotions, and heavy stress can make a big difference in the moment and in the future. Tapping with a professional who can hold space and guide you into deeper realms to release more of the underlying cause of the stress can be life changing.
Whether you stress is related to every day life, your job, chronic pain, an illness, a relationship challenge, or lack of a love life doesn’t matter. What does matter is what the underlying emotions and energy of the situation(s) are doing to your mind, body and spirit. What matters is how this is affecting how you handle your life, relationships, and your choices.
When we are tapping, we work with both the conscious mind – that which you are aware AND the unconscious mind – that which you are not aware. The unconscious mind is where so much information lies that can help shift your energy, health, thinking and choices which reduces stress and the toll it takes on you.
I would like to invite you to download a free introductory guide to tapping to help you get started right away to eliminating stress in your life. Please visit this page, where you will be able to access this guide as well as other resources – http://cherivalentine.com/resources/
I would also love for you to join me for Tappy Hour™ – where we tap as a group. What is so amazing in a group setting is that no matter what your stressors or circumstances are, you will receive huge, clearing, releasing benefits tapping with a seasoned facilitator and guide.
You can tap with us virtually once a month via video conferencing or phone and join me live twice weekly in my office at Starry Brook Natural Medicine, LLC ~ 14 Bow St. Exeter, NH. The investment is only $15 and the benefits are priceless.
I am also happy to come to you if you have a group you want to invite and have a more personalized group Tappy Hour™.
Whether you choose to explore tapping with us or not, please choose at least one of the suggestions in this article to begin to lessen your stress so your body and mind can expand into healthy realms.