“I’m done,” I told myself as I stumbled through the door ready to just throw in the towel.
“I can’t keep doing this. I’m exhausted, overwhelmed and I feel guilty all the time.”
“This is my 7th day in a row at work. The kids have a game tonight, there are parent teacher conferences and I know no one is going to want to see me like this. I feel like I’m losing it.”
I thought to myself, “It seems forever now that I have had to do this second job while the kids are at school. I feel so guilty doing it but there’s just no way to make ends meet without it.”
I was finishing my thought when I dropped my keys on the foyer table and fell onto the couch. The feel of the couch as it surrounded me and just cuddled me was something I needed. I took off my heels and heard them hit the floor. “I just need a 5-minute nap before I get up to feed the kids”, I told myself. “How can I possibly relax with all the chaos around me? I still have groceries to unpack and dinner to prepare!”
Does this sound like you? Do you know that 1 in 4 working mum’s break down in tears at least once a week? Well, I’m going to tell you how you can conquer these seemingly focused attacks on your health, sanity, and hidden power you have as a mother and show you how you can win, win, win…EVERY TIME!
I’m going to show you how to manage your stress and calm yourself in any situation…that’s right, ANY SITUATION!
I’m going to show you how to find your calm, and conquer your chaos.
Tomorrow the kids aren’t ready for school and on top of the fact that they eat every day, today you have to remind them to eat. You run out of time to tidy the dishes and on the way to work you realize you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer. Now you have to figure something else out for dinner.
While on your commute you realize your lunch is sitting on the counter and you forgot to grab it thinking about the fact that you didn’t fold the clothes in the now overflowing laundry basket.
As you pull into the carpark remember there are never any here so you now have to drive somewhere else to find one, making you even more behind as you run to your desk and switch on your computer.
Through all of this, though, you have a secret. You may not be able to change any of these situations, but with the knowledge you now have learned…. YOU can take it all in stride and come out smiling and be even more relaxed. And here’s the kicker…it only takes you a second. That’s right, only 1 second to do this. But we’ll get to that in a minute.
Did you know stress can:
- Make you gain weight
- Make you lose your hair
- Make you forget things
- Affect your relationships (it affects your libido)
- Triggers fight-or-flight response which means you can’t think straight or relax while stress and anxiety shut down non-essential systems
Stress is designed as a self-defence system for the body…it was never designed to be turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is designed to get you away from that sabre-tooth tiger that’s getting ready to eat you.
Anxiety can feel like:
- Shortness of breath and hyperventilate
- Hot flushes
- Sweating, shaking and numbness
- Fighting a war inside your head with fast racing thoughts
Anxiety can affect your ability to concentrate, obsessive over thinking and contributes to insomnia. It can make you feel like you have no control.
But you my dear friend, know the secret. It’s the secret that doesn’t require you to spend 60 minutes sitting with your legs twisted like a pretzel, trying to relax, while somehow trying to figure out how you are going to get your leg from behind your head when you’re done.
And it doesn’t require hours and hours of classes, videos, or webinars either.
Listen to others who’ve learned the secret of breathing…
- “Practising regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive orders.” – Dr Andrew Weil
- “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
- “I am willing to see things differently. I am willing to see love. … The way to steady ground is through my breath.” – Gabrielle Bernstein, a motivational speaker, life coach, and New York Times best selling author
- “Smile, breathe, and go slowly” – Thich Nhat Hanh
- “When you own your own breath, nobody can steal your peace.” – unknown
- “In this very breath that we now take lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us.” – Peter Matthiessen
Clearly, the breath is super important. Clearly it is one of the most important things in our life. But who has time to sit there for half an hour practicing breathing every day!
I know I don’t and I’m guessing you don’t. And you won’t have to. I want to tell you about my new course called, Breathe. But this is unlike any course you have ever encountered before. This course is created specifically with you in mind.
Amongst other things, in it you will learn the technique I mentioned above, the 1-second method for instantly relaxing and finding your calm, but you will discover it so much differently.