Stress Relief Exercises for Busy Mind & Busy Schedules
Are you constantly feeling stressed and overwhelmed by your busy schedule? Do you find it difficult to clear your mind and make rational decisions when under pressure? If so, then the ESR (Emotional Stress Release) technique might be just what you need. In this blog post, we will explore the ESR technique and how it can help you find relief from stress and regain clarity of mind.
How does ESR work?
To understand how the ESR technique works, let's start with a simple explanation. When we are faced with a stressful situation, our bodies tend to go into "fight or flight" mode, activating the stem brain at the back of our heads. However, fighting or running away are not always the best solutions to our problems. What we truly need is a clear mind that allows us to assess the situation and choose how we react to it.
The ESR technique helps redirect our focus back to the forebrain, enabling us to think of solutions and break free from ineffective survival patterns. By applying this technique, you may experience a clearer mind, a more positive outlook on situations, and a sense of lightness and hope. It can also help you make decisions with ease and let go of things that no longer serve you.
ESR for Past Events
The ESR technique can be used to release stress and emotions related to past events or traumas. Whether it's an embarrassing moment, a past situation that left you feeling angry or overwhelmed, or even a traumatic event like an accident or natural disaster, ESR can help you find emotional relief.
ESR for Future Events
Are you feeling anxious about an upcoming event? Whether it's an exam, a presentation, an important phone call, or any future event that is making you nervous or overwhelmed, the ESR technique can come to your rescue. Visualize or imagine the event taking place, including the outcomes or potential challenges. Apply ESR and go through the future event again, repeating the process until you feel comfortable and at ease.
By actively releasing emotional stress related to future events, you can approach them with a sense of calm and enjoyment. Even exams can become more enjoyable experiences when you free yourself from the burden of stress and anxiety.
Additionally, the ESR technique can be applied to help others. By physically touching the person you are assisting while applying ESR on your own forehead, you can provide support and relief to someone in need. This can be particularly helpful for parents who want to help their children manage stress and anxiety.
Making ESR a Habit
The ESR technique is simple yet effective, but it works best when practiced regularly and accompanied by changes in belief patterns and habits. If you have accumulated years of work-life stress, it may be necessary to release emotional stress from many incidents and shift your mindset. Don't wait until stress builds up; use the ESR technique frequently and early on to maintain a healthy balance.
First, Assess Your Stress Level
Before diving into the ESR technique, take a moment to assess your stress level or emotional energy towards your day on a scale of 0 to 10. This self-awareness will help you track your progress and understand the impact of the ESR technique on your well-being.
Helping Yourself with the ESR Balance
Now that you understand the basics of the ESR technique, it's time to put it into practice. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can focus on yourself. Take a deep breath, relax your mind, and begin the ESR process.
What to Do Next
To fully understand and learn how to apply the ESR technique for stress relief, I encourage you to watch the accompanying video. This video provides step-by-step instructions and visual demonstrations to help you effectively practice the ESR technique. Take a proactive step towards finding relief from stress and regaining clarity of mind by watching the video and incorporating the ESR technique into your daily routine.
Thank you for joining me in exploring the ESR technique and how it can help change your stress levels. I'm Paul Campbell, the Stress and Burnout Mindset Coach, and I'm here to support you on your journey towards finding relief from stress and regaining clarity of mind. Remember, by practicing the ESR technique and incorporating it into your daily routine, you can take proactive steps towards managing your stress and achieving a healthier balance. If you have any questions or need further guidance, feel free to reach out. www.thesmartwayto.ie