As I’ve written about in my previous post, What’s your Heart’s Desire?, I had a heart scare in my mid-20s. I was a stressed out professional (Nursing) and not treating my body right (hello coffee, brownies, working late nights, always on the go with no time to relax.)
Since then, I have turned my life around and realized I need to learn to take time for myself and slow down. Slowing down helped me realize my passions for business and helping other professionals find a balance.
Although I’d love to sit here and boast about how my life is now perfect- the reality is I still have to remind myself to take a deep breath and slow down.
I’m still really passionate about my work and always on the go- meeting here, project there, conference here, phone lecture there. I often have to remind myself that life isn’t all about work- I can relax and enjoy down time also.
I find myself getting stressed about being perfect which often causes pain and tension in my jaw, back of my shoulder, and neck.
Many of us don’t realize how much effect stress has on our bodies. In order to combat this stress I started taking Shaklee’s Stress Relieve Complex and also meditating. Both of these things have really helped me slow down and become less anxious.
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When you are stressed your body releases a lot of cortisol which causes your body to become burnt out. Shaklee’s Stress Relieve Complex helps balance out your cortisol levels and helps your body get out of the ‘flight’ mode.
My friend asked me once, ‘Donde esta el fuego?’ Which translates ‘Where’s the fire?’ I loved this quote! As Americans, especially New Yorkers, we are always striving to be the best and constantly on the go.
My message this week is- remember to breathe and take time for yourself.
There’s no fire. We can stop running.
Our heart will thank us for this.
For more ways to balance the body
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