By Rhonda Clure - Divine Sage Collective
Are You Thriving or Surviving?
What are your biggest dreams? Personally, professionally…Are you prepared for the next big opportunity that comes your way? Or are you too tired and too overwhelmed to be able to jump in when it does? To become proficient in something requires education but it won’t stick without practice. Rather than reacting to our daily stresses, how about we practice responding?
Stress is appropriate under specific circumstances. We can thank our sympathetic nervous system for kicking in when we are in danger, like being chased by a lion or when a car comes at us suddenly around the corner. Unfortunately, the chemical reaction that occurs during a stress response is showing up in our day-to-day lives, like when you get the ping of an email from your boss, and not just when we need to respond to potential danger. There are many very simple ways to move out of this “fight or flight” state and into “rest and refresh” mode. The key is, with anything you want to master, is to practice.
Here is how I help my clients, the amazing women, and goddesses that surround me. I share my tools to help them create a practice of self-care they can not only stick with but love so much that they can’t wait to get up in the morning and start their day.
I use meditation, breathwork, Reiki, aromatherapy, and movement among other tools to help my clients thrive. I host group classes in Thousand Oaks, CA at SoulSpring Oasis and I also do privates and virtual coaching.
Tip of the Day
This isn’t anything new but are you doing it? Find 5 things each morning that you are grateful for and spend 5 minutes focusing on them. Write them down. Take a few deep breaths and allow a smile to come to your face. How does it make you feel? Starting each day in your own energy before engaging in others' energy sets the tone for the day. Try this for a week and see what’s different. If you find yourself in a down moment, go back to your gratitude list and smile!! Your body doesn’t know the difference if you are making yourself smile or if it’s genuine. You will feel that flush of happy chemicals surge through your body. I’d love to hear if you are trying this practice and how you feel after a week!