Chaos and Calamity
Gosh, I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling like things around me are getting a bit chaotic. First the hurricanes in the south, east and Puerto Rico. Then the tragic shootings in Las Vegas. Now the fires in northern California have really hit home as that’s my back yard, almost. My husband works in Santa Rosa so we have been directly impacted and concerned for many friends and colleagues. It just feels overwhelming sometimes.
How to Stay Calm
- Get a good 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Self care is essential.
- Take your supplements, as stress will deplete your body of B vitamins, Zinc, and Magnesium.
- Take a news break. Just stop checking the news daily as there usually isn’t anything new and doing so will just keep your body in a stressed state. Look for stories that focus on hope, love, and compassion.
- Meditate daily, if only for 2-3 minutes. Any quieting of the mind is helpful.
- Breathe. Overwhelm and stress can make you hold your breath. When you feel this, stop and take 5 deep belly breaths.
- Do something fun.*
- Spend time with friends or wherever you feel most supported.
- Watch this video of Mathew Fox. He speaks about how to stay grounded in the midst of chaos. Spoiler alert, if you don’t like God things, skip this one. (OCTOBER 8 was the Mathew Fox talk)
I hope you can find some calm in the midst of the chaos.
* I had a family fun day planned on Saturday, but because of the air quality we couldn’t go on a hike so we went to the movies instead. This is something we rarely do. We saw “Battle of the Sexes” and it was awesome. I loved it and so did my family. It also reminded me of the time Billy Jean King spoke at the USANA convention as USANA is the official supplement of the WTA. It was a great story and I so admire Billy Jean King.