Hello. It’s Barb Earle Neurotransformational Coach and health and well-being expert on a mission to help you get to know your brain better and why it matters.
Welcome to day four in this month’s special edition entitled Boost Mental Health and shift your perspective—pandemic related or not!
To help remember it more easily, I call it the Four Ps:
Pause. Perspective. Practise. Patience.
This week we are focusing on Pause. How’s your week going so far? What happened when you paused those stress-related emotions? What did you notice when you named your emotion? What changed when you modified your breath?
Ready to add another layer to this first step called PAUSE Bear in mind, no matter how far you get with these layers if you simply pause and do nothing else you are still boosting your mental health by managing the impact of stress-related emotions. The additional layers that we focus on this week including today’s is not another to-do list. The intention is to enrich each step to help you get to know your brain better, giving you a claim to higher levels of effectiveness and success in what matters most to you.
This next layer involves building a StressKit. It’s where you create different responses to the stressors in your life. And pull them out with the onset of strong, ineffective emotions.
Before we go on, a recap on this week’s posts:
Two additional layers to help reinforce the first step called PAUSE: Name your emotion and modify your breath.
Your stress kit it the third layer or action.
Tips to Build Your own Stress kit:
• Responses that are meaningful helps your brain to remember them better, making these tools much more accessible. And, this helps increase your recovery time from stress.
• Build your kit while your calm. Keep it on stand-by. Put your list on your phone. Write it down. Explore what works for you.
• Some examples to get you started:
Visualize tranquil moments.
Pet your cat or dog.
Talk to a friend or family member.
Sing a song.
Do Heart-Math meditation.
Do a Yoga Pose.
Try EFT Tapping.
Use essential oils.
Your mission is to build a stress kit to help put on the brakes and diffuse the impact of day-to-day stressors.
Let the neuroscience of your brain and body do the rest.
Let me know how this week went for you.
Join me in the next post as we look at the second P-PERSPECTIVE
This is a brilliant brain • bold body break.
Until we meet in Person.
Brain to Brain.
Heart to Heart.