To say this is a stressful time, would be an understatement. Even if you’re not particularly minding the quarantine, it can be unnerving to go out in the world and see how rapidly it’s changed. It’s not just the fact that everyone is wearing masks, but the reality that social distancing can feel so cold and isolating. We are longing for life to “return to normal” yet we’re being told that this may be a long time coming. Even as the country opens up, it’s with a great deal of trepidation. This ominous virus has put a fear in most of us, that can be difficult to shake. Still, we must cling to hope. Faith reminds us that through every challenge there is a potential blessing waiting for us. In the meantime, we know that stress can not only plague our mind and emotions, but it can wreak havoc on all the systems of the body, leaving us vulnerable to illness and disease.
That’s why managing stress has to become a number one priority. Here are three ways to help you do that
Sounds so basic. Of course, you are breathing right now as you read this. But are your breaths rapid and shallow, or are they slow and deep? Your breath is connected to your brain. Conscious breathing is a way to slow down your brain waves. When your brain waves slow down, all the systems of your body relax. Slowing down your breathing activates the relaxation response and breaks your sympathetic nervous system’s chronic flight or fight reaction. When you are in flight or fight mode, you are basically in a state of panic. When your body is experiencing chronic anxiety, your immune system starts to break down. The simplest way to break this vicious cycle of keeping your body in a constant state of dread is to begin to breathe consciously.
Right now, as you are reading this, slow your breathing down. Try this:
- Breathe into the count of four.
- Hold to the count of four.
- Exhale to the count of four.
- Hold your breath out to the count of four.
Take a break and close your eyes as you breathe deeply to intensify the benefits.
2. Reduce Your Worry
How would you like to live worry-free, pandemic, or no pandemic? Believe it or not, worry is a habit that can be broken. That’s why I’ve created 10 days of videos where I give you a powerful affirmation and message each day, to help you live your life worry-free all the time.
What a great opportunity to re-train your mind!
It’s free. It’s powerful and it’s effective. All you have to do is say “yes” and click the link to get started: https://www.easywillpower.com/sign-up-10-day/
For 10 days, a 1-2 minute, worry-free affirmation video with me, including quick coaching, will be delivered to your email inbox.
You may not be able to heal the world, but you can heal your life!
Take the worry-free challenge now: https://www.easywillpower.com/sign-up-10-day/
3. CBD for Anxiety
Despite some of the ridiculous claims you may have seen online, Cannabis, bleach, and sunlight are not cures for Covid-19. However, I am excited to discover that Israeli researchers have launched several clinical trials to see if there are potential anti-viral benefits from CBD’s anti-inflammatory compounds.
Recently InnoCan Pharma, a Canadian Pharmaceutical company, began collaborating with Tel Aviv University to determine if CBD could be utilized to repair cells damaged by COVID-19. I look forward to hearing the results of this collaborative study.
In the meantime, one thing we do know about medical-grade, high-quality CBD, is that for most people, it helps to reduce nervousness and improve mood.
Personally, I take one tablespoon of CBD Super Cider every morning and a half a dropper-full of 1500 mg CBD tincture every evening. It’s been a Godsend, not only for my glaucoma, but for overall balance, calm, sleep, and energy.
If you aren’t already using CBD for overall health and wellness, you may want to add some high-quality full-spectrum CBD (cultivated from the whole plant) for an overall sense of well-being.
These are tough times. It’s essential that you ramp up your self-care and commit to focusing on your own well-being.
Remember to breathe deeply, fully, and completely. Use my free Worry-Free Challenge to help you shift your unproductive thought patterns. It’s time to uplift yourself instead of allowing fear or inertia to overcome you.
I’m here to support you in any way I can. Thank you for being part of Rena’s Organic Family!
To Your Health & Happiness,