Balancing your perception is essential to overcome anxiety. If you are struggling and can’t do this exercise on your own, I am offering Zoom consults and as a Certified Facilitator of the Demartini Method™ I can guide you through this process.
Be productive and focus on the most meaningful and important task(s) to you in a day. Maybe that’s spending time with your kids, cleaning your home, re-evaluating your money, reading a book or doing something creative, playing music, dancing, being in nature, exercising, socially connecting on the phone or writing letters, working on your business, writing, connecting with your clients, etc. Whatever is most meaningful and inspiring to you that is in alignment with what you value the most, is what you want to focus on.
As an example, my highest values are my family, my health and my business. Every day my focus and actions are dedicated to those three areas of my life. I walk my dog in nature and do on-line Barre classes to stay fit, I am doing a Spring cleanse and eating healthy (most of the time!), I am using essential oils in my home to keep our family healthy> I am engaging with my kids, spending time in nature together, teaching them important life lessons and creating opportunities for them to keep their light shining bright. I am focused on you, my clients, educating, guiding and inspiring through Zoom consults, writing these articles for you and coaching a group of women daily through my 30 Day Spring Eliminate & Illuminate Program. I am also going to create some time to listen to an online essential oil class I haven’t had time to get to and read some books that have been sitting idle and working on some areas of my business.
Everything I do in a day is in alignment with my highest values and that keeps me inspired and focused amidst a pandemic. I encourage you to do the same.
Use Essential Oils
Using essential oils aromatically can reduce cortisol, promote wellbeing, and change the neurological pathways of the brain. When we inhale an essential oil we stimulate the olfactory bulb in the nasal passageways which is connected to the limbic center of the brain – the part of the brain that controls the nervous system, emotions, hormones and the stress response. Simply diffusing essential oils in your home, wearing them on your pulse points or inhaling them from your hands or the bottle can change your emotional state in minutes!
Lavender, Wild orange, Bergamot, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, are some examples of essential oils that can help reduce anxiety.
I am offering Zoom consults to discuss your symptoms, emotions, and decide what doTerra certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oil or blend would be best for you. It’s simple and in 2-3 days that oil would be shipped to your doorstep and you can start managing your emotions simply, quickly, effectively and safely.
Anxiety and Emotional Eating
Anxiety can certainly trigger emotional eating, binge eating, compulsive eating, and for some restricted eating. Unwanted eating behaviors only happen in the stress response and the more heightened your stress and anxiety, the more likely you are to eat unconsciously and stand in front of the pantry or fridge gnawing on your worries.
One of the most important things you can do when catching yourself eating emotionally, is to put yourself in the parasympathetic state – the rest and relax response of the body and get yourself present with the eating experience. I call this “Ritualizing the Binge.”
As an Eating Psychology Coach, I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you” – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact why, what and how you are eating. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress (like a pandemic!) and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. As an Eating Psychology Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.
A Zoom consult is highly recommended to help you get your emotional, stress, bored and/or comfort eating under control. By the end of this pandemic, the last thing you want to do is look back and see how much weight you gained and how many poor eating patterns you created. Be proactive about this!
There is indeed A LOT going on in the world that is heightening stress and anxiety, but there is so much more that you can do to empower your life and your health. Turn off the news. Sure, go down the rabbit hole, take a quick peak and listen but then come right back up!! Don’t get lost down there! It’s dark! Stop wasting time listening to fear, sensationalism, and ruminating in negative thoughts. Get going, carry on with your life and be the light for you, for those around you and for the world.
I am here to support you with that. Please contact me and tell me how I can help. firstname.lastname@example.org – (587)436-2692
Yours in health & vitality,