2 easy ways to calm your body and mind

By Donna J Davis | Chronic stress

We all want to have more energy right? Wouldn’t it be great to leap out of bed with fat smiles on our faces ready to greet the day with applause?

But how can we even get this energy boost without first making space for it in our bodies and minds?

Good question!

Think of calming your body and mind like tilling the soil and planting the seeds before they SPROUT with abundant energy like magic bean stalks that reach for the sky! Because that’s all you will be doing here—making space for new energy to flow! Here are my two easy, simple ways to make that space.

My 2 easy steps:

STEP 1: Put both your feet firmly on the ground, sit up straight with your shoulders pulled back to open your heart, close your eyes and take ten full, DEEP breaths in and out… in and out… in and out…

When you open your eyes NOTICE how different your body feels. Do you feel calmer? Clearer? More relaxed?

Well that was STEP 1! Now that you have calmed your body, are you ready for STEP 2? Don’t worry… it’s just as easy…

I’m sure you’ve heard of positive affirmations, right? While that terms is used frequently, when done in this simple way, they do really work. Why? Because your body is not going to do what you tell it to do unless your mind believes it first! (Or you trick your mind into believing it)

STEP 2: Think of a short, sweet sentence that I like to call your motivational MANTRA so that you can instantly become your own energy-boosting guru..

Here are some ENERGIZING examples to get you started:

I choose to feel energized!
I breathe in energy and exhale stress
Energy fills every cell of my body and I feel great!

Choose one that resonates with you or change the words to fit you, write it on a sticky note and stick it on top of your computer or bathroom mirror. Then read it or memorize it and say it out loud to yourself six times today and just watch what happens…

How will calming my body and mind give me more energy?

Let me put it this way… water will not flow well through a blocked pipe. Similarly, your energy or life force is not going to flow well if you’re all tensed up, agitated or on guard.

So, with STEP 1, you are learning to quiet your mind, calm your own nervous system and SAVE energy for you to use later when you really need it!

And with STEP 2 you will be amazed at the results over time if you say your mantra over and over again. You may even find that by the end of day one your mind will start to believe it and your body will follow!

Why? Because that’s the way our minds work! They start to believe what we tell them to believe. It really is that simple.

What do I do now?

Make a commitment to do these two simple steps several times every day. Become more aware of when you start to feel stressed or whenever your mind is racing. Then breathe deeply and say your mantra!

If you find that you want more help with calming your body and mind, please contact me. I lived with high stress, constantly going and doing. It takes a huge toll on the body (and mind). I would love to help you make a few easy shifts so you can experience more relaxing moments in your days (even if you are extremely busy).