It’s not a secret that stress plays a major role in the imbalance and lack of energy we experience, especially during the holiday season. Over time, continued stress can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of dis-ease.
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When energy is depleted, it needs to be replenished. Reiki is a gentle way of doing that - and helps us discover an ever-present source of energy within us.
Here are some tips and tools to keep your energy and sanity during the holiday season:
- Take a SEAT.
Stop for a moment. Check in with your Emotions without judgment. Become Aware of what’s happening. Take some Time for yourself.
Slowly begin to inhale, through your nose, to the count of five, until the air reaches your abdomen. Exhale, out through the mouth, to the count of six or seven. Repeat ten times.
- Focus your attention on gratitude.
Find three things to be grateful for.
Research has shown that the simple act of smiling for, at least, 20 seconds can trigger positive emotions and ward off stress.
- Get a Reiki session.
Reiki helps promote a sense of relaxation on a physical and emotional level.
The warmth from the practitioner’s hands often soothes tired and tense muscles. The more you relax, breathing becomes deeper, which allows oxygen to flow in your body better. As you relax, your nervous system also has a chance to calm down and circulation to improve.
As an added bonus, Reiki can have a calming effect on the mind, which helps lower stress levels, so that you can face daily life (and challenges) with more calm and presence… because the greatest gift that you can give to yourself, and to others, is your attention, time, and smile.
May you experience PEACE, JOY & CALM - today and every day.
About Andrea Deierlein & Thrive Reiki, LLC: Andrea's work specializes in helping people transform the pain of life challenges and daily adversity through the practice of Reiki. She helps people struggling with stress, anxiety and overwhelm, to relax, calm down and breathe again. Focusing on stress management and the mind-body-connection, her clients shift out of survival mode, build focus and resilience. Connect with her on www.thrivereiki.com or follow her on Instagram @andreadeierlein