Each year, 3rd November is National Stress Awareness Day, a day to be mindful on the stresses we find ourselves in. It’s actually a subject I’m super passionate about helping you avoid.
Stress as a choice
Do you choose stress? You probably don’t consciously decide you wish to feel stressed. But so often, when speaking to women about stress, it becomes apparent that they aren’t consciously deciding to limit or reduce stress in their lives either.
When you’re in a stressful time, your mind can be your own worst enemy. You wake up each morning, your thoughts kick in, your conscious mind reminds you of the stresses you face in your life at this time and that sets the tone for the day.
Not only that, but your mind will keep reminding you of the stresses in your life. This will then activate the Law of Attraction, bringing more things into your life for you to be stressed about or triggered by.
Every single second, 14 million pieces of information filter into your subconscious mind. Thats obviously way too much for your conscious mind to deal with, so your internal filtering system filters the pieces of information and gives you just 7 pieces.
It will always filter based on your thoughts and how you’re feeling. So, when you’re stressed, the filtering system is going to give you more pieces of information in line with the stress you’re feeling, it’ll give you more things that stress you out.
It’s also true that like attracts like. When you’re in a stressful time and you’re struggling to take control of your thoughts, you will likely manifest other stressful things into your existence.
It all starts with being in control of your mind. Recognising when your mind gives you negative, stress thoughts, removing them and replacing them with positive thoughts. When you wake in the morning, connect to your gratitudes. Actually think of and find things to be grateful for so you activate the positive filter rather than the negative one from the first time you awaken.
Gratitude can also boost your immune system by 49.5%
What many people don’t realise is the potential benefit of mindset work on managing your stress levels. We’re already spoken about how being in control of your mind can help you start your day strong, but what about your immune system?
When you’re stressed, your body lives in a survival state. Many of your organs struggle to function as best they normally do when you’re stressed and you will be much more easily run down.
A study by Dr Joe Dispenza found that getting yourself into a positive state of joy, gratitude, love of contentment for 10 minutes, 3 times a day will increase the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), a protein marker for the strength of the immune system by a staggering 49.5%.
Dr Dispenza states “IgA is an incredibly powerful chemical, one of the primary proteins responsible for healthy immune function and the internal defence system. Its constantly fighting a barrage of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms that invade or are already living within the body. It’s so powerful that it’s better than any flu shot or immune system booster you could possibly take. When it’s activated, it’s the primary internal defence system in the human body. When stress levels (and therefore the levels of stress hormones like cortisol) go up, this lowers production levels of IgA, thereby compromising and down-regulating the immune systems expression of the gene that makes this protein.”
Can mindset work help you avoid stress?
Working on your mindset has an unlimited amount of benefits. It’s also such a powerful way to help you minimise other stresses impacting you. Having a strong mindset isn’t just thinking positively. It’s about having the inner strength, resilience and focus required to handle whatever the day throws at you.
If you’ve followed for a while, you’ll know of my love for a morning routine. It literally has changed and transformed my life and I’m so grateful to how it has helped me manage many potentially stressful situations. It’s about building up your internal strength, always focusing on what you want and not what you don’t and ensuring you’re constantly improving yourself knowing that the results in your business will then follow.
If you’d love to start working on your mindset alongside growing your business and keeping those stress levels low, then I’d love to chat to you! Simply fill in this form and let’s have a complimentary chat to see how I can best support you: