Stress affects us all. The word stress is now a part of our vocabulary. It’s taken for granted. And it can sometimes be a badge of honour
 

stress has become a state of being

I don’t know about you but I don’t want to take stress for granted. I want a life that is as stress-free as possible. Or at least mainly full of positive stress.

Yet, how can that happen?

Firstly by knowing your signs of stress. In addition, using meditating and tapping to help you not only identify but also release the feelings and tension being held in your body, mind, and soul.
 
It’s so easy to ignore and deny these signs. We don’t have the time to care for ourselves and listen to what our body, mind, and soul are telling us. Furthermore, we wait until it’s too late and we are in crisis. Stress has become a way of being in our lives.
 
I learnt a big lesson years ago when I ended up in hospital with a complete nervous breakdown. I didn’t know my name or remember the nurses. Yet, I still wanted to get home and back to business. I was stressed being stressed.
 

It took about 6 years for me to realise that I was utterly exhausted and had run out of steam. Once I accepted my health crisis I was able to do something about it. It was with the help of my psychologist, meditation teacher and tapping that I started the long road to recovery.

Signs of stress

constant worry
difficulty concentrating
anxiety and negative thoughts
irritability and moodiness
emotional outbursts
inability to relax and simply be
aches and pains
gut problems
sleeplessness
feeling unhappy or depressed
eating issues
feeling unmotivated
don’t get things done
feelings of isolation and loneliness
the world is against you
disinterested in life

Tips on how to cope

What I learnt was I needed to recognise when I didn’t have control and let it go.

It was important to look at how to avoid getting anxious about situations that I cannot change.

I was shown how to take control of my reactions by focussing my mind on something that makes me feel safe, calm and in control.

And finally, to create a vision for healthy living, wellness, and personal growth, and set realistic goals to help me realise this vision.

 

How to support yourself in stressful times

These 2 modalities have been lifesavers for me. As a result my life is a lot less stressful and I know who to handle any stress with so much more ease.
 
Above all, they are so easy to bring into your life and bring you immense relief. However, it does take time to bring these modalities into your life. Here is the link to my online meditation and tapping online courses bringing all the skills you need in one easy to find place.
 
In addition, it is important to create healthy mental and physical habits that suit you and your personality, such as exercise, eating well, ensuring I got plenty of rest and sleep, being creative, having fun and recognising when I needed professional help. If you feel you need help click on this link to book a virtual cuppa with me to see how I can walk alongside you.

Here’s a guided tapping meditation I’ve created especially for you to get you on your way to a more stress-free life. 
 
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meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, small business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, shatters perceptions of beauty and perfection, and inspires people ready to become mindful entrepreneurs. She lives with her talented man in the Perth Hills and can be found online at www.unfoldyoufreedom.com.au

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