We’re 4 days in to the #mindbodymat challenge and going strong! We’ve been working our bodies from head to toe and focusing on a daily task to bring a sense of calm, balance and peace to our minds before embarking on the busy fall season ahead.
If you’re just joining us you can get caught up by starting on Day 1 and doubling up.
Today’s self-care challenge will only take 5 minutes but has the power to change your life…
Stress is one of the biggest problems in our culture. Sometimes we think stress is harmless, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Our culture’s focus on productivity, accomplishment and success causes many of us to live in a constant state of low-level stress. Which is actually more detrimental to our health than having days of MAJOR stress, followed by days of calm.
If we are in a state of low-level stress (worrying/stressing all the time) the “fight or flight” receptors in the brain are turned on. This part of the brain is meant for emergencies and emergencies only, not for day-to-day life. Therefore, low-level stress wreaks havoc on our physical health and emotional well-being.
Creating a worry box is a practical way to remove stress from your life. When you find yourself worrying or stressing over a certain issue, write it down on paper and place it in a designated box. If you’re a praying person, you can use this as a prayer box as well. Place the thoughts aside, pray about them later.
The goal is to stop the cycle of worried thoughts and eliminate stress from your daily life. It’s a practical way to change the way you think.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
If you know me, you know I love the booty burn! Today’s workout will lift, tighten and tone your backside. Have fun with it!
Today’s Check-In: Either show me your worry box or show me your workout space. I want to see that you’re still out there with me! 🙂