Throughout the last several weeks we’ve provided tips and ideas to add to your tool box for your journey towards overcoming adrenal fatigue. We discussed monitoring, managing and releasing stress, how sleep plays a vital role in our everyday lives and important key nutrients that we can feed our body.
Today, we tie all of that together and introduce you to being in touch with your body. It is easy to get caught up in life’s whirlwind of events. We tend to keep numerous thoughts with us in our minds allowing them to swirl wildly around and consume our focus. We continue to process and chew on things well after we have left that environment or situation.
Instead, transition your mind as you transition physically. While you are taking a walk, enjoy the walk; be in touch with nature and the enjoyments sitting around you instead of processing an event that occurred earlier in the day. Be mindful and involved with those you are sharing time with and conversations you are participating in.
It is important to choose what you do and what you don’t do with intention.
• Change Your Reaction. We often cannot control our mental and emotional stresses, but we can control our reactions to those stresses. Reducing stress alone makes us more likely to react better to other stresses.
• Say No. Conserve your energy during your recovery process. Avoid and minimize activities you don’t enjoy. Be protective of your time and energies.
• Moment Meditations. Several times throughout your day, take a moment to notice how you are breathing and how you are feeling. Take several deep, slow, breaths while paying attention to how it makes you feel.
While it is common to ruminate over issues in our lives, we all have the ability to take a different avenue when we realize that is happening. It’s never too late to be where you really are.
This is the last of our four part series on how to transition your lifestyle to overcome adrenal fatigue. Please continue to tune in for additional tips.