In the first part of this 3 part series I spoke about the importance of not scaring yourself into survival energy states 24/7 (especially when there is no real imminent threat coming at you.)
I dove into the importance of learning how to listen to your stress chemistry so you are aware when your system does scare itself.
In the second part, I broke down the paradoxical nature of the stress chemical cortisol and why we need it in just the right amounts – the goldilocks amount – so that our body can repair and heal with ease.
In this third and final part, I want to keep things simple and share seven ways, which I believe to be essential for starting on this path of living longer with less sickness.
1 – Self-awareness & awareness.
1a. Self-awareness basics:
Feel the pressure between you and the surface you are on (your butt on the chair; feet on the ground; back of your body against the floor if you are lying down etc.
Let the ground support you, fully. In other words – notice if you are using extra muscles that you don’t need to be using. Are you holding in your belly, clenching your jaw or fists?
1b. Awareness basics:
SEE. LOOK. LISTEN. (Also called, orienting.)
Pause and notice your body pressure against the surface you are on WHILE seeing the world around you.