Often my clients will say they are just too stressed to even work on goal setting or see the forest through the trees. With so many distractions it's hard to tune out all the “noise”. Work on reducing stress in a different way than you have in the past! Use a minimum of two different senses to reduce stress. Here are some examples to try!
Sit outside and enjoy the sounds around you, it is summer! Birds chirping, rain pouring, waves crashing, whatever those sounds of nature may bring
Listen to your favorite piece of music, or try a new one (calming and relaxing)
Listen to white noise (download an app!) or a sound machine with your eyes closed in a comfortable position
Read a good book, or re-read an old favorite
Watch your favorite movie, even it is a Christmas movie in July
Get your camera out and start taking pictures, become a photographer!
Paint or draw
Look back at old photo albums or a memory board and enjoy some good memories
Diffuse a beautiful calming Young Living Essential Oil (My favorite!)
Burn a candle
Bake your favorite cookie or pastry
Go for a walk and smell the fresh air
Brew tea or coffee
Pet your favorite furry creature
Go for a walk, exercise!
Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball
Play a musical Instrument
Get a massage, pedicure, manicure
Do Yoga or Pilates
Mouth or Taste:
Sing, laugh, talk to a friend
Chew gum, suck on a candy or lozenge
Practice deep breathing and/or meditation
Eat dark chocolate
Cook a new undiscovered meal
Do your daily affirmations
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