Whether you live in the US or not, we can all probably agree that the 2016 election season has taken us on quite a stressful whirlwind!
This post isn't about politics per se, but it IS about how politics and current events in the world in general has upped our collective anxiety.
A survey by the American Psychological Association said that 52% of people in the US have said this election is causing them significant stress.
That was reported a few weeks ago, so by now I'm willing to bet that percentage is even higher!
Almost every in-person training client has told me that they're feeling super stressed about this election and I've absolutely been feeling it too (after the 3rd debate I had a full blown anxiety attack!).
One thing you can do to slow down racing thoughts and feel more calm, relaxed, and grounded is to do some restful movement with a focus on your breath and your body in THIS present moment.
Will this have a huge impact on this national election and global political atmosphere? Probably not before Nov 8th. ;) In the long run though, it will start to shift how we collectively approach any stressful situation - including crazy elections.
Let's just start on ourselves with a few moments of inner peace today, shall we?
*I hadn't filmed this video in order to share it - I was just documenting the sequence for myself!... It's off centered, I had just woken up (note the morning hair ;), and I didn't even have a mat.
I'm sharing it with you anyway, because if it can help even ONE person feel more calm and relaxed for just 7 minutes in the next few days, I feel like I'm helping to ease the collective anxiety!
I always like to hear what you think:
How do you reduce your anxiety when stressful things are happening all around you?
Please keep your feedback positive, kind, and focused on helping to ease tension and anxiety. Thanks!
Try this out and then leave me a comment to tell me how you feel afterwards!
With love and starting with a simple step to less stress,
Hiya, I'm elyse!
I'm a personal trainer, fitness coach, and yoga teacher who gets people moving with in-person training and my signature online 21 day workout program. I want to help people drop the guilt/shame game around exercise and start working out with ease and kindness. When I'm not doing squats and sun salutations, I'm dressed up in vintage lindy hop dancing or gathering other Lovely Lady Entrepreneurs to talk about their careers and living their most passionate lives. Start moving with me today with these FREE stretch breaks you can do to feel more energized and aligned during your day! - stretchbreak.elysesparkes.com
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