A gentle reminder entry.
Transitions can be exciting, hopeful and beautiful, but also stressful. Take care of yourself.
Exciting, right? Hopeful, right? Thrilling, right?
Scary, right? Nerve wrecking, right? Stressful? Heck yes!
Transitions in a positive light can create those adrenaline feelings, and those feel great. But those same feelings can also create feelings of doubt, worry, and fear. Most transitions have some sort of unknown to them. And the unknown can create the latter feelings. Our mind and body can go into a state of fight or flight and tense up. It can go, go, go until eventually it doesn’t. And then you sit there questioning why you’re feeling stressed. Well let me tell you, when you are not caring for yourself you become your biggest rejection. You slowly stop doing all the things that nurtured your body and fueled your mind. You forget that you’re not some superhero, but instead human. Humans thrive off connection. Connection to self and others.
So how do we keep up with all the changes in our lives?
Well, we take care of ourselves daily and don’t allow a day to go by where we come second. Easier said, right? Wrong. It can feel that way, but honestly you can put down your notepad of to-do’s and take a quick minute to belly breathe. Take 60 seconds to connect to your body and calm your mind. When you’re constantly on the edge of your seat, how productive are you anyways? How present are you? You’re probably not. And guys, that’s what creates anxiety and stress!
Don’t let the moment pass you by. Take a step back, do something for you, and carry on!
Live mindfully, hopeful and persevere.
Until next time!
Claudia Stanley, LCSW