Question: Dear Living Well Counselor,
Spring time marks allergies and productiveness for me, usually. But lately, I have been bothered by something and it’s causing moodiness and spikes in energy – I’m busy as a bee then totally tuckered out. I am feeling more stress than usual. Any quick tips to help?
Answer: Allergies are extremely challenging and I personally know that condition alone causes stress. It also sounds like you have a bit of old drama coming back around (meaning something emotionally distressing that you are struggling to effectively cope with). No matter what’s got you feeling “itchy” for some peace of mind you don’t need tons of time to reduce your stress. I recommend taking a mere 5-10 minute chunk of your day and setting it aside to deliberately and mindfully practice self-care. What you choose to do in the time is all up to you but please refrain from phones, emails, and internet related activities. Instead, make a delectable drink, plant a flower, clip nice pictures from a magazine, sing and sway to an uplifting song or try one of the suggestions in this article https://wellgal.com/25-natural-holistic-ways-boost-immunity/. Stay fully engaged in the activity of your choice and if unpleasant or stressful thoughts come into your mind during this time imagine you are GENTLY blowing them away as if they are in a bubble. Inhale through your nose and exhale, nice and slow, through your mouth.
Explore time away from your regular day. RENEW YOU.
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