5 Tips to Prevent A Breakdown
February 5th, 2016
Do you have anchors in place to prevent you from getting stressed, overwhelmed or having a complete breakdown?
No? You're not alone, not many people do!
Stress, overwhelm or breakdowns don't just happen overnight.
They start slowly, little by little, invading your space and energy...
Until BOOM! It hits you and it's too late..
I've gone over this cycle so many times in my life so I know how it happens. It's gentle, you can sense it and you can just about handle it until you are "stressed".. then all sorts of things happen:
- You start getting frustrated daily
- You get emotional over everything
- You make everything into a big deal
- You get sick with the flu often
- You can't sleep or constantly need more sleep
- You can't focus or concentrate on any single task
- You start reacting to situations inappropriately
- You lack energy and are constantly exhausted
The list goes on, you know the impact stress has on your life.
So here's my invitation to you...
To prevent this from happening you need to have anchors in place to look after your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as your physical health.
What happens is that we don't see these small things as being important.. until of course it all comes crashing down.
Then we take time out and start taking steps again to re-balance.
And the cycle repeats..
Most people will have some of these in place but not all, and most will not "stick" to them. We get busy or forget or simply say we will do that tomorrow..
I would suggest you have these scheduled into your calendar! Whether some of this is daily, weekly or even monthly, make this a part of your life & routine.
5 Tips to Prevent having a Breakdown:
1. Check-In with Your Feelings
Our feelings is how we process our experiences. It is so important to continuously take time to check in with how we feel. Often people will just ignore their feeling and push them down as a way to deal with them. By doing this you are literally feeding an emotional time bomb just waiting to explode sometime or many times in the future.
I shared a video a couple of weeks ago on how you can start doing this. Go to the videos section on my Facebook page to check out both processes; click here.
Or you can scroll down & check them out on my Instagram account; click here.
2. Do Not Give More than You Can Give
This may sound a bit funny. If you are a natural giver there is always a tendency to over-give. If you give more of yourself than you can, especially to those that don't reciprocate, don't value or appreciate your offering / giving, don't honour their word or simply are there to take what they can from you because you are a giver.. this will eventually drain you.
Understand that takers will always be takers so you need to establish your boundaries when you reach your limit. Continuously giving to takers will also only keep you stuck in the same pattern. Constantly over-giving will exhaust you, so start learning to gage where you are over-giving and where your limits are. Honour yourself before anyone else.
It's ok to just let go, to say "no" and to stop giving in order to look after you! As long as you are in integrity, I say stay true to you.
3. Take Conscious Time to Relax
Over the last few months I was limiting my meditation time, because I had "so many things to do". I noticed what I was doing and made a conscious effort to meditate double the time I was doing daily - one full hour! Yes one full hour of sitting still and going into silence. And you know what I noticed, all of a sudden I had more energy, I was more productive, I was more focused and managed to rebalance my energies quickly throughout the day when I doubled my meditation time and allowed myself to relax into it.
Now I'm not saying you need to meditate an hour a day! Just do something that is relaxing for you. Spend 30mins daily going for a walk, reading a book, stretching, listening to music.. whatever you find soothing and relaxing, do that! Maybe it's a salt bath once a week or a massage. Find your thing and stick it in your calendar. Give this time to relax to yourself, you will thank yourself later 🙂
When you allow yourself this conscious time to relax, you are restoring your body's energy! By constantly gifting this to yourself, you will continually be recharging your batteries and refuelling so you will always feel charged!
4. Look After Your Soul
When was the last time you did something that brings you joy? Just for the fun of it? Whether it's having a good laugh with friends, ice skating, painting, going to the cinema, connect with your Soul weekly and ask what would your Soul like to do? What would bring joy to your Soul in this moment... listen and do that!
For this I would suggest you get creative, do things you used to love but haven't done in a long time. Have some fun.
In fact having more fun and feeling more joy in your daily life will allow you to manifest the things that you want a lot quicker since your vibration will be more in alignment with your Soul.
5. Nurture Your Body
I believe in a holistic approach to wellbeing and looking after our body is just as important as looking after our emotional, spiritual and mental health. Both nutrition and physical exercise is essential in supporting you!
First you need to have an exercise regime in place, whether it's yoga, pilates, swimming, body building or cycling.. you do what is right for your body.
When I started training with my One & Only under the Ido Portal Method, this was a game changer. I noticed a profound shift in my mental and emotional health. I became more resilient and it gave me some sort of mental and emotional toughness I wasn't able to get anywhere else.
Nutrition on the other hand is just as important. Sometimes it's your physical body that needs that extra support nutritionally in order to make the shift or transformation you desire. So make sure your body is being nurtured. If you're not sure - get checked! Check your vitamins and minerals levels, get your blood checked and take the necessary steps to rebalance them accordingly.
Alternatively if you are suppressing lots of emotions, I would also suggest a physical detox! Since our emotions are physical things, detoxing your body will also detox your toxic emotions! How about that.. 🙂
6. Bonus Tip: Use Essential Oils
I know I said 5 but... I completely forgot about my little secret until I reached this point! If you have seen me in the past for a healing session, you know I am big on essential oils and used them in my sessions!
I have a whole first aid Essential Oil kit which I use according to my needs 🙂 They are gentle and yet I find them so powerful in supporting me energetically. I have more stories on healing with essential oils, will share them soon.
If you're interested in learning more about which essential oils would be best for you just get in touch, I would love to guide you!
So there you have it. I can assure you with these simple 5 steps you will manage and learn to "gage" your energy in a way to prevent a complete breakdown!
Oh and if you're really struggling get help!
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