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Stress – how do you react to it?

Stress – how do you react to it?

Stress….we all experience it at time.
Do you know the signs of stress?

Have you had times when you feel very stressed? I’m pretty sure you have. We all go through stressful times in our lives.

Life has its ups and downs and we just have to find ways of how to deal with them. It can be “interesting” to watch our bodies physical effects on “difficult or stressful” days. Do you think about what your thoughts are at the time and your feelings?

It can sometimes be helpful to “check” your body awareness.

Here is what you can do:

1. Be aware of the times when you are stressed or overwhelmed; how does it make you feel? What happens in your body when you feel this way?

2. Then observe your anxiety reactions; where do you start to hold the tension, what physical effect has it?

3. Watch your own reactions; what do you do with the feelings that occurred in your body when the stressful or overwhelmed event occurred?

4. If your “stressful” event made you recall a past unpleasant event – how did your body react and how did this make you feel?

5. Think about a time when you where hurt, either physically, mentally or emotionally; take notice in what body parts that feels tight and where you have stored that tightness.

By observing yourself and your reaction, and your body – you will notice how your physical and emotional sides are connected; hence you will become more BODY AWARE.

So if you are feeling a little stressed and overwhelmed, take some time to take a deep slow breath and observe the tension leaving your body.

Pure Wellness,

Karin Hagberg

www.karinhagberg.com

 

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An evening of Love, Peace and Harmony

An evening of Love, Peace and Harmony

Aspire hosted a Free workshop last night – the 5th of February – A Universal Peace Solution.

I first met Nick, who presented the workshop, just a week before as he dropped in to Aspire Wellbeing. My intuition said straight away that I wanted to support him in his passion for spreading global peace and sharing the solution to it. His presentation goes through the science behind meditation – that when a large group of people unite, and create, coherent, heart based emotions, we can intentionally influence the field that sustain all life on the planet.

The presentation empower anyone who feels helpless in the world and presents evidence that shows we each possess the internal technology to create lasting change.

A few days before the event I took a chance to have a chat with Nick to get to know him a little better through doing a facebook live. See below.

Here is also a couple of photos from the night:

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Do you keep a journal?

Do you keep a journal?

I love journalling and I also find it a beneficial thing for all my clients. Do you journal?

Keeping a daily journal has many positive benefits. Daily Journaling can help with personal growth and development. By regularly recording your thoughts you will gain insight into your behaviors and moods.

There is a lot of power in the written word but occasionally words are hard to find. You can then draw or make a collage that represents how you feel.

Here are some Journaling tips to get you started

1. Write about where you are in your life at this moment. Describe your living situation, your work, and your relationships. Are you right where you want to be?

2. For five to ten minutes just start writing in a “stream of consciousness” Don’t edit your thoughts or feelings and don’t correct your grammar. Don’t censor your thoughts.

3. Write down what you are grateful for (at least 3 things every day). This could also contain a daily list of things you appreciate. It can also contain quotes.

5. Take pictures of yourself and things you love. You can take pictures, draw colors or shapes or collage images. Learn to love and accept yourself just the way you are today.

6. Write down things about the weather and the nature around you and what you appreciate about it.

7. Write down what things you are doing today that is going to have a positive impact on your Wellbeing. What exercise you have done, meditation, healthy eating etc.

7. Maintain a log of successes. Write down your daily successes. They don’t have to be huge once. As you pay attention to your successes, small or big, your list of successes will grow and inspire you.

8. Write down your current favorite songs. Write down why you like them and what moods they trigger and how they make you feel.

9. If there’s something you are struggling with or an event that’s disturbing you, write about it in the third person. This will give you distance and provide a new perspective. Write down what you learned about yourself.

10. Develop your intuition. Write down questions or concerns then take a deep breath and listen for a response from your Higher Self. Let yourself write automatically. If you don’t get an answer right away, look for signs during the day.

Pure wellness through journalling

Karin Hagberg
www.aspirewellbeing.com
www.aspireessentialoils.com

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The art of Doing Nothing

The art of Doing Nothing

Today was meant to be a day of complete rest at home for me which I have not had for a long time. Then I discovered someone had booked an appointment online before I had blocked it out.
So my day all of a sudden did not become a day of doing nothing. But, after I had seen the client, I went home with the intention of resting and “doing nothing” but then found myself catching up on washing, cleaning, mowing the lawn, packing up stuff, catching up on things and so on. As I was sitting down for a moment, I reflected on what I had done. It was definitely not a day of doing nothing 🙂 🙂 Doing Nothing is an art form and I had clearly not mastered this art form today.
Like anything it takes practise. 🙂
 
Sure, we all know how to do nothing. We all know how to lay around and waste time. But many of us are too busy to do it much, and when we do it, our minds are often on other things. We cannot relax and enjoy the nothingness. Well, that was exactly my experience today.
When was the last time you practised the art of doing nothing? Doing nothing can be a waste of time, or it can be an art form. So, how can we become mastered of this art so we can improve our life, destress and make ourselves more productive when we actually do work. Well, here are my suggestions as I have practised this art form in the past and it worked wonders. Doing nothing renewed my energy and made me so much more inspired and productive as I started work again.
 
First of all turn off all distractions — TV, computer, phones etc.. Doing nothing is hard when our communications gadgets are calling at us to do something.
Start small – 5 – 10 minutes at the start only is usually enough. Find a time and place where there are not many distractions, not much noise, not a lot of people to bother you.
 
Close your eyes, and do nothing!! Yes,nothing! Don’t even bother listening to your inner voice telling you, you should be doing something. just focus on your breath.
 
After 5-10 minutes of doing – nothing, you can stop & do something. Do this every day, or as much as possible, because it is not possible to become a master without practice.
 
I sometimes practise doing nothing whilst having a bath. this is wonderful! All you do it lying there in the comfortably warm water, perhaps with oils and bath salt.
 
There are many ways and places to practise this art form at.
The Art of Doing Nothing cannot be mastered overnight. It will take hours and hours of practice, of hard work (doing nothing isn’t easy!). But you will enjoy every minute of it! Try it today.
 
Pure wellness by doing nothing,
Karin Hagberg xx
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Can I ask you….are you Happy?

Have you ever asked yourself what happiness is and why we are often seeking it? Have you asked yourself what it means to be happy and is happiness the same as pleasure?

I believe there is a difference in between pleasure and happiness.
Pleasure is dependent on our senses – you might get pleasure from eating nice food, watching a good movie, spending time with your partner or a friend etc. It is something that makes you feel good.

Happiness is on the other hand independent of your senses.
Happiness does not depend on circumstances, objects or events. It is an inseparable part of our consciousness, but hidden and covered from sight, by our thoughts, desires and worries.

All you need to do to become happy is to uncover it. So, how can we do this?

If you silence your mind you will start to experience happiness. You will need to be calm and relaxed.
It is only our thoughts that can stand in our ways to be happy. Change your thoughts and you can be happy now.

If you believe that circumstances will make you happy then you are up for disappointment.

When you are happy, minor unpleasant events usually do not disturb you. When you are unhappy, you feel as if everything is against you. You might compensate for this, by eating chocolate and sweets or even smoke or drink because this gives you pleasure; yet you stay unhappy.

Are you afraid to be happy?
I know it might seem like a strange questions, but some people actually fear being happy as they see happiness as a temporary state and they are therefor scared to loose it. They believe that unhappiness always follows happiness. Some people believe that they are not worthy of happiness.
Sometimes things change in life and if we don’t like the changes we experience unhappiness.
But if we practise detachment – nothing can influence our moods.

I guess what I am trying to tell you is that Happiness is an inside job. Do not let your feelings be influenced by each little blow of the wind. If you can convince yourself to stay relaxed and calm in every situation, this will be the first step to experience happiness.

Pure Wellness Inside Out,

Blessings,
Karin Hagberg

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