Feb 19 – Are you addicted to stress? Do you feel as though you are in a constant survival mode, continuously reacting to all that is happening around you? Do you feel as though everything is coming at you, and nothing is happening for you? Do you feel as though you don’t have much of a choice in your current state of affairs and just need to keep on keeping on as best as you can? When you have been overwhelmed with a lot of stressful activity and demands, your physical body reacts instinctively to help you cope with the stress you are feeling. After prolonged periods of feeling stress, your subconscious takes physical cues and then begins to believe this is how you need to operate at all times. If you feel tense at all times, it could be that your physical being has become addicted to the stress, causing your subconscious mind to mistakenly believe this is the only way you can thrive.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken your body to a less stressful state of being. Take a scan of where you are feeling tension. Take some very deep, cleansing breaths and focus on these areas of your physical body where you are holding the stress. Get up and stretch. Go outside and take in some sunshine, view some passing clouds, enjoy the sound of the rainfall, or listen to the sounds of nature. Take a moment to play with your pets or children. Take a moment to think about something or someone that makes you feel peaceful and calm. Reach out to someone that always makes you smile. Now take a moment to put the stress-causing situations occurring outside of you into perspective. Choose what you will no longer accept. Decide you will thrive on your terms, with what makes you feel fulfilled and appreciated. Then make the very next thing you do demonstrate this in the choice that you made.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
“The long-term effect of living in survival mode is that we begin to become addicted to the stress chemicals in our bodies.” – Joe Dispenza
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
A special shout out to Scott Stellar who recommended Dr. Joe Dispenza's book, Becoming Supernatural. What an eye-opening read in how our body, mind and spirit co-exist for the greatness that exists within us if we allow it.