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Episode 009 - From Stressed to Zen: Recognize Triggers and Find Your Relaxation Groove

Hey, ladies! Sometimes life can feel like a never-ending cycle of stress and anxiety. It can be hard to find ways to relax and unwind, especially when you're always on the go.

Stress can manifest both mentally and physically and chronic stress can seriously impact your long-term physical and mental health, which is not cool.

So get ready to slow down and tune in because today's episode is all about taking a break from the hustle and bustle and learning how your "go, go, go" lifestyle may be messing with your body. We'll be discussing the surprising ways stress can impact your body, from your mood to your menstrual cycle, and giving you the lowdown on how to take charge of your hormones and feel like a rockstar. So grab a cup of tea and join us for this essential chat!

Key Takeaways:

  • Think of your body like a seesaw - the sympathetic nervous system tips it up with excitement, while the parasympathetic nervous system tips it back down to calmness. A balanced seesaw can be great for the body, as it allows us to experience the positive effects of both systems.

  • When you’re in a constant “go, go, go” phase, it starts to affect other systems like your menstrual cycle, thyroid health, and digestive systems, among others.

  • Practicing deep breathing daily can be beneficial in reducing stress, promoting relaxation, reducing tension and anxiety, and slowing down heart rate and breathing.

  • Compiling a "Micro-happy" list can help you achieve a relaxed and restful state during the day by engaging in activities such as hobbies or reading a chapter of a book.

  • As women and mothers, it's crucial to prioritize support for our bodies and avoid constantly pushing ourselves to the limit, despite societal pressure to always be on the go.


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