The world is in lockdown and we all experience high levels of stress. Becoming more resilient to face your stress and stay strong for yourself and your loved ones will help you navigate these challenging times.
We are in the second week of lockdown in Austria, and we still have 3 more weeks to go.
We all have been ripped out of our daily routines. Many businesses have employees work from home, and all shops except for those who provide necessary services are open.
The high uncertainty that comes from this disruption, as well as the concern for our health and the health of those we love, is leaving us feeling threatened.
Extended periods of stress causes both physical diseases and emotional problems. The world as we know it has changed, and it is our duty and responsibility to take the best care that we can of our physical and mental health.
When we learn to manage our stress better, we become more resilient. And when we are resilient we are better able to handle stressful situations.
There are various things that we can do to help us become more resilient and in this post, I share 2 things that you can start with.
K27 acupressure point
Because stress affects the nervous system, it is necessary to find a way to calm down the nervous system.
By using the K27 acupressure point the release of both adrenalin and cortisol is decreased, and it soothes the nervous system.
I created a video demonstrating how to use the K27 acupressure point which you can watch here.
Because thumping this point or tapping it causes a decrease in the release of both adrenalin and cortisol, it is a very effective way to make yourself feel calmer and it requires no intervention from anyone else.
Focus on what you can control
A second important part is to focus on the things that we can control. +
Our fear-based thoughts will continue to circle in our minds if we let it, and leave us feeling powerless and without hope.
We cannot control our external world, but we can take control of our thoughts and feelings, and the things we choose to focus on.
This is a hard time for all of us, we are all scared and trying to do the best we can with what we have. Stay safe and take care ❤️