If life throws you lemons, make juice
Last week I had the pleasure of shooting an episode of “The Romance” TV show! It was such an exciting experience and one that I am very proud of. I will let you know when the show comes out!
I would love to end this email here and say “WOW what a great day!” Unfortunately, a few other things were tossed into the mix.
I had a minor car accident when I was pulling into the location that we were shooting at. Then after the shoot was over, my key would not even turn in my ignition to start the car. After the car was towed to the dealership and I was safe and sound in my rental car, I realized that I was on my way home to a fully locked house with no house key or garage door opener.
As if this was not enough turmoil I had just learned that a marketer I had been working with the past few months had decided to break into my pay pal account and “pay himself”! Yes, changed my password and broke in! Theft!
As I sat and waited the 2 hours it took the locksmith to get to me, I pondered how I had managed to keep my cool throughout the last 24 hours. Then it dawned on me. It’s my lifestyle! It’s all the yoga, meditation and clean eating I do that have paved the way for an anxiety free path!
If ever there was a time that I was convinced that this healthy way of living served more of a purpose then just looking great in a pair of jeans and longevity it was at that moment!
Here are my top five tips on not allowing stress to effect you:
1) Know that the situation you are facing is temporary.
Think about what you are going through today. Will it be at the forefront a year from now?
2) Yoga/meditation & prayer!
These three tools cost nothing, can be done on your living room floor, and have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety!
3) As you think, you will become!
This is very powerful! Remember that our thoughts are extremely powerful! If you even say or think the words “I am stressed”, chances are, you will be! Think happy positive thoughts and a happy positive life is yours for the taking!
4) Drink your juice!
Sound silly? It’s not! When you have an alkaline body it’s close to impossible for acidic thought patterns that can lead to stress and anxiety to come up.
5) Reach out to people who care, will listen and that you know are in a position to help.
On the day above I reached out to three people that made the day go a lot smoother! A tow truck driver who now reads my news letter:) A marketing friend who helped me deal with the “sketchy marketer” and my next door neighbor who allowed me to sit in his warm home as I waited for the locksmith.
I hope this post helped you. Remember, I only want the very best for each and every one of you!
Big cilantro green juice kiss from my heart to yours,