The number one complaint most of my coaching clients have is not being able to get out of their head. I call this being stuck in crazy town! A term coined by my teacher and friend, Jeremiah Rangel.
Most women face this crazy town reality daily. In fact, many woman find themselves in a perpetual loop of the stories in their head that may or may not align to real life.
It’s important to note, crazy town is not a woman thing it’s a human thing. Men experience this epidemic equally as much as women.
So how do you get out of crazy town and reclaim your calm? I promise you that I won’t suggest that you find time to go to a meditation class (although beneficial). If you’re a ModWoman CEO you can barely find time to go to the bathroom some days. You need this solution fast.
Here are my three favorite techniques for getting out of your head and reclaiming your calm in 7 minutes or less:
- Breathe: Okay, girlfriends. Most of you out there aren’t actually breathing in a way that will help you remove stress. Diaphragmatic Breathing is key. It’s also called belly breathing. Breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds, fill your belly with air, and then breathe out of your nose for another 7 seconds. Do this for 7 minutes while closing your eyes or looking at a lit candle.
- The Blue Dot Technique: Draw a blue dot on a posted note. While belly breathing, stare at the center of the blue dot with laser focus. Keeping your eyes on the center, slowly begin to bring your awareness outside the dot and eventually around the room (all while keeping your eyes on the center of the dot). This technique brings you into peripheral awareness…moving you out of your head and into your heart. With practice you can complete this technique with great success in 30 seconds or less.
- Hand on Your Heart: This is the simplest of the techniques. While breathing, all you need to do is place one or both hands on your heart and imagine a golden light glowing bright in your chest. You can do this for as long as you like. I even do this technique while sitting in meetings and no one knows what I’m doing!
It’s all about practice. Be patient with yourself ModWoman. Once you master the art of calm there’s nothing you can’t accomplish!