Yay-so glad a bunch of you appreciated the info on things to consider when becoming a fitness instructor. I am so glad I could help and/or maybe spark some excitement in those of you who were (and are now!) considering it. It’s a great job to have!
p.s. there is a TWITTER chat tonight with a celebrity nutrition expert (Liza DeFazio) in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards. So if you want to join, use the hashtag #RedCarpetReady . It will be coming from the @SpecialKUS handle. YAY! 7-8 p.m. EST tonight!
So changing gears…..we’ve talked a bit about stress & how it can be a major issue in our lives…… (read more from ‘the period’ journey here)
Ummmm, did you know you can’t ever get ‘rid’ of stress?
There are actually good stressors & bad stressors, & we need to be stressed in various ways to achieve results. BUT, if we let the bad stress get to us more than it should, well, that’s when it’s time to RELAX.
I think our world (and the US in particular) is way too stressed out. I mean people are literally running around with a to-do list a mile long, plus the other millions of responsibilities adults have…..
We live in a perfect world set up for disaster. Why? Because most of us “are stressed out” 99% of the time. (Ask anyone. Promise most of them will agree to that.)
How is that even possible?! We’re supposed to be sleeping for more than 1% of the time, right? (right.)
What we each need to have is our own personal relaxing mechanisms so we can combat some of those stressors!
Or in other words, we need an arsenal of things we can do to calm us down so the stressors that come our way don’t “stress us out” for so much of our time.
We can’t get rid of the stress completely, no, but we can HANDLE ’em better.
And we handle it better by creating a lifestyle that is more calming & relaxing.
My relaxing mechanisms:
- reading a good book or novel
- talking to my husband
- reading my scriptures
- stretching or foam rolling
- using essential oils in various ways
- taking walks outside
- sometimes plain just going to bed!
- going to the temple
- watching a movie–especially funny ones
- drinking herbal tea
- talking to my mom or sisters
- painting my toenails
I have a long list! And it’s because I’ve found what works for me–and different things work at different times. I seriously need those moments/minutes/hours to relax each week. I MUST have that time or else I will go crazy with everything that I’ve got going on!
And my life honestly isn’t that busy.
- I am grateful for a mother who loves unconditionally, and who is so inviting. She is an inspiring woman!
- I am thankful for my hands–it’s amazing how much they can do!
- I am really grateful for sunlight. I NEED it in a bad way.
What are some of YOUR relaxing mechanisms?? Where does most of YOUR stress come from?? What are YOU thankful for today!?! Who’s joining in the twitter chat tonight?!!