“It’s not selfish to take care of yourself. It’s the best way to take care of everyone else who counts on you.”
Life can be such a rollercoaster, right? Especially as a mom, sometimes it feels like things are going well and you finally get things down and then bam. All of a sudden, you’re anxious, worried, stressed over something else. And now, just as quickly as celebrity tabloids, all of your focus goes to the next thing.
This is why things on my blog have changed so much, I love sharing what I learn as I move through the realities of navigating life as a mom, business owner, creative, podcaster, etc. It is incredibly draining to have a full life. A few months ago, I began obsessively reading about health and wellness from my favorite guru, Kimberly Snyder. In her book, The Beauty Detox Power, I learned a lot about why so much of us hold on to fat, attract disease and sickness, etc. It’s that a lot of our daily habits in life cause our bodies cortisol levels to spike and tell our body to hold onto fat & other bad stuff.
HABITS THAT SPIKE YOUR CORTISOL:
Not getting enough sleep
Scrolling through social media
Clutter in your home, purse, office, car
Lack of clarity on desires
There are so many everyday habits that are stressors in our lives and affect our overall wellbeing in a very negative way. The last thing we want is for our cortisol to spike. (Hint: even something small like putting flowers on your desk or eating on a gorgeous plate can help to lower your cortisol and keep you zen)
In the book, Kimberly teaches how you can regain the power and control over our health and wellness by focusing on your inner energy centers aka our Chakras. These seven inner energy centers receive, process and express your vital life energy. So, when your chakras are out of balance and alignment, its easier for our everyday stressors & toxic habits to take us out and launch us into moments of anxiety, overwhelm, depression, etc. All the things we are working so hard to get out of our lives. P.S. If you are trying to lose weight, don’t begin with a stressful diet and harsh exercise regimen, focus on lowering your stress, calming your mind and balancing your chakras. Then naturally, weight will fall off more easily when you do apply a healthy eating approach and exercise routine.
I began working on my chakras years ago but when I learned all the facets of chakra balancing and how to incorporate it with meditation, it really made such a shift in my life. So much so, that I created an entire jewelry collection dedicated to chakras and meditation. Each bracelet has a specific affirmation and stone that I use to meditate with. The affirmations help to remind me to stay calm, stay balanced and mindful. So when my mind begins running and creating 437329 scenarios…I can easily let them go, feel calm and get present. It especially helps to keep you centered when anxiety, doubt and worry begins to creep in. I wear them everyday so I have a constant reminder of the calm I want to create for my wellbeing.
A BREAK DOWN OF YOUR CHAKRAS
Take a look at this chart so you can see perhaps which chakras are blocked or unbalanced.
If you want to focus more on a specific chakra, get clear on what you need to let go of or what you need to implement, wear the crystals that coordinate with the chakra energy and repeat the affirmation/mantra that goes along with that specific chakra. On days when I really need it, I just work on all of them from Root to Crown.
Here is what the CHAKRA GLAMOUR collection looks like all together.
AN EASY TO DO CALMING, GROUNDING and CENTERING CHAKRA MEDITATION:
Okay, so here is how you do it. Side note, with a little one, meditation is always something I have to really focus on working in. So I have found this to really work with my active mom lifestyle.
I put on each bracelet, starting at the root chakra because this one is at the base of your spine. Imagine the color of each individual chakra ( I use the bracelets as reference ) and just imagine the light filling me up from within.
I say the affirmation for that specific chakra, over and over until I can feel that expression as my inner truth.
If this brings you to tears or you feel a resistance, it’s a sign that you need to slow down, accept your feelings. Being present with your feelings and not making yourself wrong for feeling them is all you need to do to achieve balance. Keep focusing on each chakra until you get up to the crown.
After doing this everyday for about a week, things should begin to change. You’ll have more confidence, be more at peace and probably have way lower cortisol levels. You will also become more in alignment with your life and start manifesting some really cool stuff.
Have you ever meditated? Do you have any tips or tricks? Feel free to share them with me in the comments below. I love learning more.
You’ll definitely have to stay tuned on the podcast, Bliss Vibes Only because I will be sharing more like this.