Tips to stop the rush and to begin your journey back to calm
Just breathe. Start every day with 20 long slow breaths before you get out of bed or alternatively, breathe and move your diaphragm while you wait for the kettle to boil or while you sit at the traffic lights.
Changing your perceptions is critical. Pressure is a perception; it is not real, which is why you can have two people face the same experiences and have a very different attitude, outcome and also health status. So the first thing to explore is your attitude. What makes you feel overwhelmed? I suggest people capture their tasks and then instead of approaching it by repeating to yourself over and over again “oh my goodness, I have so much to do” ask yourself “what outcome do I want to achieve today?” And focus on that.
Never underestimate the healing and restorative power of food. A diet primarily focused on plant foods, is so beneficial to the human body. It is very difficult to be kind, compassionate and patient when you fill yourself with stimulants and foods that contain very little nutritional value. Food becomes part of you and nutrients from food drive every chemical reac tion inside of you.
Gratitude. It is impossible to feel overwhelmed or stressed when you feel grateful. Volunteer, give thanks to those who have passed before us, or recite positive af firmations, soak up the nature around you . . . whatever works for you. Take a look around you and be grateful for all that you are and all that you have.