In our last episode in this series, episode 6, Christy Mattoon talked about hydration and the importance of water for energy. Today is about how to dump stress. We’re looking to arrest the energy-robbing thieves you may not know exist. This is not the obvious stressors like a fight you had with someone or the nagging to-do list kind of stress.
How do you dump stress you don’t even know is there? Christy covers some concepts in this episode:
Every thought creates your future.
There are two ways to set up for more energy every day.
One is a PM dump. The other is an AM start. This goes back to episode 2 and it’s about asking what you want to feel. It’s about getting into that whole brain state.
As you get ready for bed think back through the day. What events happens along each hour, morning, afternoon, and night? Cross your ankles and wrists. You might fall asleep like this or just be at peace while you contemplate the day.
You’re about to dump stress by way of desynchronizing your system. In other words you’re able to block negative thoughts and replace them by consciously thinking through them and creating the whole brain state.
To dump stress in this way is a passive action. You’re simply thinking it through. You have the power to change your body’s energy with your thoughts. Whatever happened today happened but if you consciously want to keep it from negatively affecting you, it’s possible. You can also begin proactively in the morning to control what you want to happen and how you’ll respond to it today.
On the next episode we’re going to discuss almost the opposite of dumping stress:how to stay calm in the storm. When it’s dumping on you, what can you do?
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This series has been brought to you by Flipping 50 and my guest Christy Mattoon. Reach out to her at Christy@mindrewire.comto book a 30-minute session with her if you want to go deeper.
Link to prior episodes in this series: