My question to you is: Are you adding to the hot external temperatures by turning on the heat and burning up from the inside without realizing it?
Are you Turning Up the Heat from the Inside
Are you pushing on despite the heat – and it being summertime – and ignoring the message to slow down so you can cool down?
Are you ready for the kids to go back to school and yet dread fall, instead of being in the moment and creating joyful times and memories?
Are you saying later, later for a few minutes of quiet solitude that would cool down your body and mind?
How to Turn Down the Heat
Consider letting one thing go and know that it’s taken care of or will be later. Everything isn’t a priority and doesn’t have to be done right now. Breathe deeply, let go of the nagging voice and know with conviction that doing this will make your life easier.
There are always positive moments in the worst of situations. Are you just tired and need a moment of peace? (see the next idea) Find those positive moments and focus on them. This will change your perception and feelings and turn down the inner heat and agitation. Remember to look for positive changes inside yourself and those around you.
Take advantage of how your body works. Research says women are wired for being able to de-stress more easily than men. However, the chemicals in your body support you in de-stressing more quickly when you take time for yourself. Pick up a novel and read for 15 or 20 minutes! Close the door, put your feet up and do nothing – just focus on breathing (novel idea). Pour yourself a cool drink (a great smoothie or a flavored ice tea) and just take time to drink it – alone! And, most importantly look for those thoughts that heat you up and cool them down by letting them go.
Turn down the heat and stay cool,