Take a moment to sit down, breath in deeply , and notice if your muscles are tight or relaxed I’m betting you will be surprised at how much tension you hold in your body. Many generations ago maybe all that tension kept our ancestors alive but now, for the most part, it keeps us headed towards stress- related diseases and chronic anxiety. There is a small part of our brain called the Amygdala. It a super- sensitive fear alarm. In fact, in research studies where blind people were “shown” frightening images their amygdala’s registered fear even though the research subjects did not see the pictures. You can only imagine what we pick up in our environment to activate our amygdala. It is no wonder that most of us live in a state of at least some level of daily anxiety.
When you choose to create big dreams and plans for your life there is plenty of amygdala activating thoughts and actions to be taken. It is easy to be scared into inaction while calling it procrastination or busyness. That’s why it is so important to learn to calm and sooth your amygdala. So how do you calm your amygdala? Meditation is one of the most proven and effective ways to calm that part of your brain. You don’t have to join a group of monks to make it work for you. A very simple and quick meditation is to plug one side of your nose and breath in and out slowly. Then do it on the other side. Repeat for 5 minutes and notice how your body relaxes. (It’s great to do during tense meetings. Quite a conversation starter!)
Find time to meditate 5-10 minutes per day and notice how much calmer you are. It will make it much easier to grow and stretch outside your comfort zone as you create the life of your dreams.
Have an amazing Monday!
Leanna Fredrich , Mindset Coach , Adv. EFT, Adv. Psych-K