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March 17, 2020

How to Stay Calm… even when life seems quite crazy

 

Everything seems so crazy, uncertain and out of control.

In the past few days we have received fast-changing news and updates, causing a lot of change in our lives and potential uncertainty for our futures.

First thing, I’d like to say that NO ONE has it all together. Jai and I have been struggling to focus and find ways to get back into our groove (which we had a very good groove before all of this news). Be kind to yourself in these times and it’s up to you to choose how you react from this point moving forward.

We have put together a list of things we have been using and doing in our own lives to help us to stay grounded, positive and calm, and we wanted to share with you:

1. Meditation & Yoga is more important now than ever

  • Both will help you to practice detaching from your thoughts.
  • We recommend daily meditation (you can start with 5 minutes, or use an app like Balance Meditation App, which is offering a free subscription for the next year. Email them for instructions at [email protected] )

2. Stay Active & Moving – regular exercise, walking, dancing… you pick!

  • This will help to break up your energy, especially if you start to feel overwhelmed
  • Set a timer for intervals throughout the day to get up and move around
  • Take short breaks outside for a walk

3. Maintain your routines – this will help you to feel grounded, and have some sense of “normal” for your life

4. Create a kick a$$ music playlist – of music that gets you hyped up and excited

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  • Jai’s 2 songs right now are: Nice for What by Drake & Gun Harmonizing by Royce da 5’9”
  • Jenny’s song right now is: Mr. Sensi by Eli-Mac

5. Laugh and Have Fun

6. Express Gratitude – This helps you to tap into the energy and energetic vibrations of love

7. Pattern Interrupts – a technique to change a particular thought, behavior or situation. When you notice your energy getting low or you’re feeling out of whack, or starting to worry, do a pattern interrupt. The two most common ways we do this are with music (see #4) and movement. Changing your physical body changes your state of mind.

8. Mental Health Therapist – it’s okay to reach out to a licensed professional and talk to them. I’ve worked with an LMHC who specialized in mindfulness and she helps me to re-align and re-center when I’m feeling off track or needing someone to talk to in order to work through any anxieties or self-induced pressure.

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Things may continue to get crazier and crazier. You are in control of how you respond and remember that it’s not worth stressing about things you cannot control. Being grounded and staying in flow will be very important as we go through this together.

Bookmark this post so you can refer back to it when you need it. Please spread the word and share this with friends and family whom you feel would benefit.

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