Ever felt like that girl in the photo above? I sure know I have and at times I "become" that girl until I become aware and focus on being the girl I want to be.

I am writing this blog as "stress" seems to be a huge concern now days.
I will be the first to admit that managing my own stress and the stress around me is always a work in progress. I am okay with that. Eating well and exercise is something most people except needs to be constant or "results" fade away. Your development needs to be constant too.
It is common to come across or create stress now days due to the busy lifestyles we lead, long work hours, bills, the food we eat, emotional issues... the list goes on!
Knowing how difficult it can be to deal with stress, I want to assist you to remove the unnecessary stress from your lifestyle, as I believe that will contribute to a happier and healthier you.

The tips below have worked for many any many people I know.
Eat well

What you put into your body makes a massive difference when it comes to managing stress. When your body is fed nutrient dense foods, you feel happier, have more clarity, and are able to enjoy daily tasks. Not nourishing your body with the correct foods will more likely lead to a deficiency, allergies, or other issues that make you feel stressed.

It has been very rewarding to get feedback from past clients who have suggested that a higher raw food approach assisted with depression-like feelings. Being depressed is more likely to contribute to stress than happiness. ;) It is common for one to feel "depressed" due to health issues such as an unhealthy "gut". Eating whole foods, including supplements and meditation can all assist to "heal" the gut.

Relax your body and mind

Get out of your head. I used to always be in my head: constantly thinking about what I need to do, how I need to look, thought after thought until I eventually felt like I lost my mind. Sometimes, it is good to be able to have no thoughts and clear your mind. This is a work in progress.

Personally, I love meditation. I have seen and felt the mental and physical benefits of this practice. You can try it for yourself, as y
our body needs rest too. I have been known to be "too motivated" at times, running on adrenaline for "energy". But the body needs rest. Using too much mind power to fight the natural state will come back to you. Meditate, hang out with friends, sit on the sofa, enjoy dong nothing because doing nothing is everything.

Breathe for your health. Many of the most relaxed people "practice" breathing. Yogis, meditators and holistic health professionals have pointed out the importance of deep breathing, as it has been proven to reduce tension in the body. Deep breathing is a great way to lower your stress levels, and it's easy to do and you can do it any place.

Laughing is one of the best medicines. How can one feel "stressed" while laughing? Tell jokes, be silly, dance, pull a funny face, what ever works for you.
Spend time with family and friends.

Ensure you make time for the people you care about. The energy you surround yourself with may influence your mood. Surround yourself with positive and happy people.
Avoid too many stimulants.

Stimulants such as coffee, energy drinks or pre-workouts may be causing you to feel fatigue for many reasons. Using these drinks as a "fake" source of energy is not actually listening to your body. Stimulants and disturb sleep, cause anxiety.

Exercise assists to put you in a good mood allowing you to feel less stressed. Obviously the intensity of the exercise will depend on your bodies current state. If your highly stressed them doing too much exercise may contribute to more fatigue. A brisk walk is enough to get your hear rate up and make you feel less stressed until your ready to be more active.

Over the years I have taken "more" on, pushed my self mentally and physically, had poor health, lost people close to me and found my self feeling "alone". Stress busting methods helped me to feel happier along with holistic methods such as reiki, meditation and hypnosis.

I am not a certified hypnotherapist and look forward to assist my "clients" to feel happier and less stressed using various methods taught.

To book into a coaching session contact kayla@naturalnaughties.com

Kayla Thompson

Kayla Thompson