What’s your predominant emotion?
Be honest with yourself.
You don’t have to share it with anyone.
Fear, stress and anger are the top three emotions I hear about every day.
Where do they come from?
Society programs you to feel certain ways…
…about certain things.
The feelings of anger, anxiousness, stress, worry and fear are messing with your hormones.
It’s happening 24/7.
What can you do?
Get super curious about when the emotions show up and your behavior in response to them.
Changing your emotional charge to something changes your energy.
You’ve felt negative energy in a room when everyone was angry.
If you’re angry, you give off the same vibration.
The more angry you are the more the waves amplify.
More amplification, more crappy things happen to you during the day.
You get back the energy you send out.
How do you keep your emotional energy contained and move through the emotion?
Let it come up, feel it, let it go.
I know, easier said than done.
Tell this to someone who’s super fired up and pissed off about something.
I get it.
You just want to rage.
Sometimes for an hour, a day or years.
Research has shown raging for a moment then letting it go helps the body maintain it’s balance best.
I recently learned about a technique called The Paradox Process.
It was created by 2 psychotherapists who were annoyed that their clients weren’t getting the improvements they desired with therapy.
From 1973-1985 they conducted research and experiments to see what techniques were most successful in helping clients let go of their emotions and move forward.
Traditional therapy held folks looping and entrenched in their emotions for years on end.
This process can kick an issue in an hour versus a year of traditional therapy.
Check it out HERE.
The identification of the circumstances in which the emotion presents itself and pinning down the behavior created by the emotion is key to letting stuff go.
More you let things go the less chance for imbalances.
I invite you to become very curious about yourself for at least a month and journal the following:
- What emotions you experience daily and when they show up
- The behavior that follows the emotions
- Thoughts that follow the emotions
- Habits that go with the emotions
- See what you come up with
You don’t have to have a period to do this.
Different emotions can cause hormone shifts and vice versa.
Knowing which is provoking the shift is valuable.
Hence it’s interesting to see if your shifts follow a cycle.
Men cycle on a 24 hour cycle, while women cycle every 28-30 days.
Look for patterns and habits that do not serve you.
Ask yourself often – “is this thought benefitting me?”
If it’s not – it’s time to recognize it and let it go.
Making a convincing case to let it go or straight up arguing with yourself is acceptable here!
I invite you to question your thoughts and find out where they are really coming from.
Is it a place of not feeling good enough? fearful? something else?
Comfortable staying stuck and not committing to bigger and better things?
Ask yourself questions and if you don’t get an answer right away – keep asking.
Your subconscious mind knows what it wants and how it would like to feel (hint: happy, comfortable, chill).
The Take-A-Way: Hormones are susceptible to emotions!
The more the impact of emotions on the nervous system is eliminated, the less cortisol will alter your hormone balance.
Test out these techniques and see how it goes!
If you missed my masterclass on Hormone Harmony stay tuned for monthly masterclasses coming up in September!
Here’s to your health,