June

June: Relaxation As Self-Care

FOCUS: MIND

Week 23:

 Can you find a cute little bag that you can carry around with you and stuff it full of things that literally make you smile?

Week 24: Recognize when you feel stressed and not hunger.

I often use the phrase, “I need to make a left hand turn in my mind, away from the thoughts that are encouraging me to choose a quick pleasurable candy bar, or too much coffee!”

Let us de-stress and kick our “anxious eating” habits to the curb. Last week we got out a Plan B bag… USE IT, but let’s add on to that. When you notice yourself stress eating STOP and go to the checklist below to see what you can do instead!

1. A spa treatment
2. Sweats and some warm tea (the smell of tea also helps relax your nervous system)
3. Books
4. Call a friend
5. Go play in nature.
6. Dance
7. Laugh out loud

*** Follow me on Instagram for more ideas @KimShapiraMSRD

Week 25: Can your eating habits be a source of stress?

This week choose a different outcome!
1. Practice savoring every bite
2. Recognize hunger vs. another sensation you have in your body
3. Brush your teeth instead of eating
4. Eat only when your hungry
5. Eat real food!

Week 26: Relaxation is how our bodies rejuvenate

Set an alarm each day this week to relax- 3 minutes.  Short and sweet!  Here’s what I might do: turn off my phone, computer and t.v. or maybe just sit outside with a cup of tea.  Tell me what is your plan…