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Emotions are data. Valuable data.

Emotions are data. Valuable data.

Resisting our emotions adds an extra layer of suffering.

Being disturbed by our emotions adds an extra layer of suffering.

“What’s wrong with me?”

“I shouldn’t feel this way.”

“I need it to stop!”

All extra suffering.

Instead, we can observe our emotions and use their data to point us in the direction of personal growth and fulfillment.

That doesn’t mean letting your emotions guide you blindly.

Data informs, but doesn’t control.

Our emotions only have the power to be unpleasant (ok, REALLY unpleasant) unless we let them control our actions.

Once our emotions control our actions, they control our lives.

Learning how to wisely use emotional data is life changing.

Learning how to feel at peace while experiencing fear, grief and other unpleasant emotions is life changing.

Being able to act with a clear mind in the face of those emotions is powerful.

What role do emotions play in your life?

How to Make Major Lifestyle Changes When You’re Burnt Out & Overwhelmed

  1. Choose small action steps that take minimal effort but help you FEEL better.
  2. Once you feel better, you’ll naturally want more. Gradually add more small changes as you continue to feel better.
  3. When you fall off the wagon, get back on without judgment. It is part of the process.
  4. Stay consistent. Don’t be an inspiration junkie, jumping to another program/regimen when the first one isn’t new and exciting anymore.
    It’s that simple.
    However, it’s not always easy to know which small actions will actually get enough results to make you feel better. After all, there’s a lot of money to be made selling easy “miracle solutions” that get little or no results.
    Here are a few of my favorite first action steps:
    Fitness: 1 minute jumping jacks as soon as you wake up. Once you can do that, keep weights right outside your bathroom and do a set of an exercise every time you leave it, working your whole body over the course of the week.
    Nutrition: Make half of your food fresh fruit and non-starchy vegetables.
    Stress Management: Try out a variety adaptogens to find a few that work for you. Use them as levers to adjust how you’re feeling at any given time. Ashwagandha is the most popular among my clients.
    Mindfulness: Observe your inner monologue and “reel” throughout the day. Any time you feel uncomfortable, observe what’s happening in your mind and body in detail and without judgment, like a scientist.
    While these may seem random, I promise they were chosen carefully after considering how much effort they take, how noticeable the results are, and how quickly they begin to work. I’ve also tested them on myself and seen them work over and over again with my clients.
    Over time, these small steps turn into a sprint and we transform in the process.
    Not sure how to make a healthy lifestyle work in your tough situation? Pick my brain 🤓 I love getting messages about this stuff.

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