Katie Cheadle, CPC
2.26.17. Intention set to transform stress into gratitude ✨ This shift in our mindset is easier said than done. Below are three tips to help when you're feeling overwhelmed. .
1. 4-7-8. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7, and release slowly for 8 seconds. Do this three times and follow it up with writing down three things you feel grateful for. .
2. Write down what is causing you anxiety and directly next to it, write down something you can be thankful for in relation to that subject. For example, "I'm anxious about my test next week" -> "I am so thankful for the opportunity to be in school." OR "I am afraid I won't make the team" -> "I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to try out for this team and I've worked hard for this moment." This has proven to decrease your anxiety! Try it! .
3. Get outside and get active! Go on a walk/run, yoga, a bike ride, or go outside and play with your children! Connecting to nature and the outdoors has a powerful impact on your psyche and can help release some of your anxiety. While spending time outdoors, be mindful of the positive feelings your experiencing and make a mental note of your gratitude for the present moment!