There are days when you can’t handle it. You’re handed a project at work with a ridiculous deadline or your boyfriend breaks up with you out of nowhere or you get unexpected horrible news…
And you land in this state of immovability. You can hardly breathe, let alone get a handle on your negative thoughts. You can’t journal. You can’t call anyone. You just can’t handle the stress.
You want to freeze. You want to hide. You want to numb yourself through means you’ll regret later.
I know exactly what that’s like and I’m here for you.
I used to tell people to just get outside when they felt this paralyzing anxiety, but with time and experience, I’ve come to realize that in many cases, that’s too tall an order. Getting out of your chair might even be too much.
So we’re starting here. In your chair.
From this safe place, I’ll talk you through 6 1/2 minutes of movement, breath and intention to rise out of overwhelm. You’ll loosen up the tension wracking your body, send oxygenated clarity to your brain and talk yourself into a place of empowerment all in under 7 minutes.
Make sure you’re alone so you can really get into it. Go to a bathroom stall with your phone and some earbuds if you don’t have a private space where you are.
When you can’t handle it, you actually can. [tweet it] Press play.
If you need to do any of the movements for a little longer in order to feel ready to take the next one, do. There are no rules, rights or wrongs to this. The purpose is to bring presence in through the physical to liberate your mental, to encourage your mind out of the spiral that landed you in paralyzation.
Let me know how freedom feels after you’re done with the video, even if that only means that you can breathe a little deeper. Even if it helps you take just one small action.
In this moment lies your opportunity to make the first one.
Stay strong (by making the choice),