Inner Power

Inner PowerMost of us have heard the phrase ‘take your power back’ but alas, most of us don’t really know what that means, or if you do, don’t know where to start.

Start with listening to your intuition as it is never wrong! I must tell you that it is not something that you can just turn on or off. Power through our intuition is a state of being that for most of us must be learned. Now, to clarify, I am not talking about pushing your ideas or will onto someone like a bully. I’m saying, be assertive in stating your needs.

I have over the years, I missed out on things because I didn’t state what I was feeling or what I needed. But, I have since learned that even the simple act of saying what you need is powerful. Even if you don’t get what you asked for. I have had a whole lot more regrets from not saying anything than I have from asking and not getting.

Add your inner power to everyday life and you will feel better, work better and treat others better. As I said, it is a state of being and if you truly follow your intuitive guide, you will exude confidence and an inner power that people will see, feel, and respect.

John Barnes MFR is the only therapy that treats the whole person including the mind/body and spirit. We can help you find and take your power back in a safe, non-forceful manner allowing for true healing.

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10 Ways to Ease Stress; part 2

stock-footage-dolly-shot-of-a-motivational-sign-saying-stress-free-zone-with-a-warm-tropical-beach-backgroundThe first part of easing stress for the most part was about ‘doing’ things differently. No small task when it comes to changing habits or trying to establish new ones. Part two is more about the ‘inner’ or mental aspect of stress relief. These last six items may be more difficult than the first five as they require introspection, which most of us don’t like to do. Hang in there folks, it will be worth it in the long run. If you need help, I provide a safe, non-judgmental place for you to learn how to release stress using John Barnes myofascial release. It is a gentle, non-forceful form of bodywork that allows for true healing. Call me at 916-363-7173 for appointments.

6) Take responsibility. Think of the ‘Serenity Prayer’. Ease your stress by asking what you can change and what you cannot. If you can make a difference in an outcome, take action. If you cannot, then put it out of your mind. Let others be responsible for their own actions, don’t try to ‘fix it’.

7) Reduce stressors. Most of us find that life is filled with too many demands and too little time. And, most of us choose what’s most important to us. You have the power to decide what and when you have time to do something. So, reprioritize weekly and don’t forget to take time out for yourself.

8) Examine your values and live by them. Be true to your ‘self’. Remember, your intuition is never wrong. The more your actions reflect your true beliefs, the better you will feel, no matter how busy your life.

9) Set realistic goals. Set too high, goals become daunting and add stress to your body. A modest, reachable goal is healthy and positive. Remember too, that goals are different from expectations. Most often expectations are out of your control are met with disappointment and resentment.

10) Self talk. Pat yourself on the back ’cause nobody else will. It’s important to remind yourself when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed that you’re doing the best you can. You can’t give more than 100% (no matter what your coach said).

Practice, practice, practice. Do not give up on trying ways to relieve your stress. Even if you only put one or two of these into practice, you will reduce your stress and feel better. So, welcome to the ‘Stress-free’ zone.