One Minute Energy Shifters

by Lorraine on April 2, 2017

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Stress, overwhelm, fear and catastrophic thinking are a part of life, especially when you’re dealing with chronic pelvic pain, or any other chronic symptoms.

Which is why it’s important to have simple and reliable strategies you can use to help you relax and reconnect when you need to.

So, today I’m sharing my personal favorites.

These are tools I use on a regular basis to help me move from stuck and stressed to relaxed and inspired, in one minute or less!

Don’t let their simplicity fool you. These simple techniques, used regularly or as needed, can have a big impact on your overall health and wellbeing.  

Use these anytime you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed – or build them into your day to keep you feeling energized, happy, and inspired.

#1 Put Your Bare Feet on the Earth

This is my personal favorite and I use it often, even in winter.  What could be simpler than taking off your shoes, and putting your bare feet on the earth.  Studies show countless benefits of “earthing” as this has come to be known, ranging from decreased stress and anxiety to better sleep.  But the feeling you’ll have in your body when you do it, is really all you need to know that it’s good for you!

#2 Go Outside

If it’s not practical or possible to go barefoot, the next best thing is to simply go outside.  If you can, find a patch of sun.  If there are woods, a beach, a mountain, lake or waterfall nearby…even better!  But your front porch will do.  Simply walk out, stretch your arms in the air, and inhale some fresh air.  This can make a surprisingly big difference in your mental state and mood.  I do this regularly and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly it can get me out of my head and shift how I feel.

#3 Breathe

Bring your conscious awareness to your breath and the oxygen filling your lungs.  If you like you can breathe down into your low belly, or use another breathing technique like alternate nostril breathing or a diaphragmatic breath, but it’s not necessary.  Simply getting conscious about your breath, will not only bring more oxygen to your cells, it will bring your awareness into your body and the present moment, and get you out of stressful thoughts looping in your mind.

#4 Dance Break!

Keep some uplifting favorites easily accessible, (mine are in iTunes) and take a dance break!  Turn up the music for a minute and move your body any way it wants to move.  Music is energy and can quickly shift our energy to a higher frequency.  Music is also a great way to move emotional energy so you can get back into the flow.

#5 Write It Down

Stressful thoughts have a way of running on autopilot, and taking over.  Getting those thoughts out of your head and onto paper where you can question them, takes their power away.  Add to that writing down the opposite thought, and you have a powerful way to get some freedom from worry, self-criticism, and other stressful thoughts.  This doesn’t have to take a long time.   One minute of working with your thoughts in writing can get you out of a mental loop that’s been going on for hours.  For more help with this check out my blog post, Train Your Brain to Relieve Pelvic Pain.

The next time you’re feeling stuck or stressed, take a one minute energy shifting break!

Taking care of yourself in this way, making time to get unstuck when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, can make a big difference in how you feel emotionally, and over time will calm your nervous system and help relieve your pain.

Of course, these simple strategies work best when added to a regular mind body practice that keeps you connected to yourself and your emotions, and shifts underlying stressful mental and emotional patterns that are contributing to pelvic and sexual pain.

If you’d like more guidance and support transforming those underlying patterns and relieving pelvic pain, check out The Healing Female Pain program!  In it I’ll walk you through the exact steps I use with my private clients to help them relieve chronic pelvic and sexual pain using a mind body approach.

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