In last weeks video series, @the.mind.spot and I delved into some simple to implement mindfulness strategies you can use to diffuse a stressful situation. However, sometimes we are too far down the rabbit hole for these to be achievable. It is much easier to mitigate stress in the early stages, but we’re not always aware of just how stressed we really are. So today we discuss how to recognise the signs of stress from a psychological and physiological perspective, to help you take action sooner.
Have a listen and think about the telltale signs your body or behaviours may be giving you that too much stress is accumulating. Some of the big giveaways I notice for myself are my changed patterns of breathing, fidgeting and excessive rumination that leads to poor sleep and procrastination.
What are your giveaways? If you can learn these you can intervene sooner.
Be brave.Heading back into the gym this week may seem a little daunting.You may not look the same physically as you used to.You may not feel the same mentally as you used to.You may not move as well as you used to.Be humble.You may not be able to lift as much as you used to.Or push as hard. Be better.It’s better to start now while the safety measures are strict and the gyms are capped so they’re quiet. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll reap the benefits.Have patience, leave your expectations at the door and enjoy training again in the open space with equipment you may not have used in months.Work on establishing those healthy routines and habits once more. Consistency is the key to making long term change. Above all be proud of yourself, it’s been a tough year and you are doing this for you. Don’t forget that and let your fears and anxieties stop you from working on the new improved you!#bebrave #behumble #bebetter #workout #gym #fitness #health #selfimprovement #strong #justlift #train #work #strength #selfcare #selfesteem #mentalhealth #prestonpt #southmelbournept #melbournept #wereback #strongerthanyouthink
Be brave.Heading back into the gym this week may seem a little daunting.You may not look the same physically as you used to.You may not feel the same mentally as you used to.You may not Read more…