Updated: Nov 23, 2020
The only thing we can be assured of is change. 2020 has shown us this more than ever! I am writing this just after South Australia has experienced a severe 6 day lockdown that was ended 3 days early = chaos. Here are 5 tips for finding some calm in the chaos:
Take a breather. The to-do lists will never end so take some time out - whether it's 2 or 20 minutes. Pour a cup of tea, just breathe. Close your eyes for a moment to reduce sensory input and minimise overwhelm.
2. Check in with your emotions. Take a moment to identify what you are feeling, no emotion is permanent, ride the wave.
3. Nature nurtures. Find a slice of nature, whether you can look up at the sky, a tree, a plant or some water - it can help bring perspective in the moment.
4. Drop your shoulders. Take a breath, sit up tall and focus on your shoulder blades coming together and down your back. Feel the tension release down your body.
5. Practice Gratitude. Think of or write down 3 things you are grateful for. Gratitude and stress cannot live in the same space.
If things are getting on top of you, or you are constantly feeling overwhelmed, it may be helpful to reach out for help from a trusted health professional.
Kama Health helps to rebalance and restore your energy so you can handle stress with ease. Find out more on the Services page.