It seems that at least every other client I work with shares that their primary health concern is adrenal fatigue… which we all know by now comes from chronic stress. What’s ironic is that this IS one of the conditions that we have some control over. It really begins with our mindset. In present day society we tend to think “go, go, go”, if we could retrain our brains to focus on “slow, slow, slow” our body and soul would reap a ton of physiological benefits. Better yet, chances are we would get even more done each day without that exhausted feeling.
So how do we do this? It is simple. Literally say to yourself when you feel like you are running around a mile a minute: “Slow, slow, slow”. Even while getting tasks done, we can mindfully create a slowness within, as opposed to sending our bodies into a state of rushed stress. One of my favorite tools is to use the breath. We have this tool 24/7 and can use it immediately. Taking 3 slow breaths (inhale through the nose for 6 counts, exhale through the mouth for 6 slow counts) makes all the difference if you feel your body moving toward fight or flight mode.
If you need a little extra something to calm the nervous system, add in a neck stretch with your 3 breaths:
As for those adrenals – here is a fun and easy recipe:
THE ADRENAL COCKTAIL
Chock full of vitamins and minerals, this healthy cocktail will support those stressed out adrenals. There are many variations of the recipe, but the foundational ingredients are the three below:
6 oz. orange juice (fresh squeezed or cold pressed like Evolution brand) (for Vitamin C)
2 Tbsp. organic raw cream or coconut cream (for potassium)
- 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp of Sea Salt (for sodium) BLEND AND ENJOY