Spring will be here in a minute. Are you like me? Are you thinking about “spring cleaning?”
Don’t get confused. I said “thinking” about it. Actually, I can live in clutter. I like my “stuff.” What I don’t like is having a cluttered brain or body. Many people have spotless homes and offices, but their brain and bodies are still in disarray. In fact, they are even beyond cluttered. They are overloaded.
I have a question for you. Does clutter cause stress? Or does stress cause clutter?
Does a cluttered home cause your brain to be stressed, or does a stressful situation cause you mind, body, and home to be cluttered?
What is stress any way? It is a reaction to anything that disturbs our equilibrium, our balance, either physically or emotionally. In other words, it’s forever a part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. However, stress is not always a bad thing. Life’s pressures cause us to get out of bed in the morning. They allow us to go to work or to get our children to school.
Sometimes, we just can’t balance our life. We rush around trying to accomplish everything and nothing. We are in such a hurry that we stop paying attention to the state of our body or our mind.
What does “stress” or “clutter” feel like? This list could be very long. Often we feel some degree of instability. Or we feel angry and we don’t know why. We feel uncertain or we are in pain. We often have problems sleeping, or, breathing.
Many people and modalites advocate ways to relieve stress and they are almost all good. The question becomes, how easy are they to do, to do at any given moment. How quickly do they act and relieve our state of imbalance and volatility? Are they lasting? Can we do them while we are driving, working, grocery shopping?
I know the secret. We can’t necessarily change the stressors, but, we can change the way we react to them . There are answers. We can diminish your reaction to stress quickly. The difference in my work is that you will be able to do it for yourself, anytime, whenever you need to. You won’t need special clothes. You won’t need to change your position. You can do it while your are walking, driving, playing, or working.
If you go to my website, you will find out how to “become the expert on you.”
You will see the information and how to sign up for my next workshop which just happens to be on Stress and Pain: Back, Neck, Feet.
I teach workshops, weekly classes, and individual sessions. Just contact me at email@example.com
Best regards to you until next time,