I heart not Stressing
Most of us are stressed, and it gets old; our heart sags. (Waiting for your college letters much? That can wreck you– so don’t be wreck-bait.)
But somehow you still get cool points for being the most stressed. Even though, somewhere deep inside, you know it ain’t right.
If you really want to stress yourself out, don’t let me stop you. You’re still on the Cortisol Cruise. Go do something more stressful, like trying to keep my toddler from licking all the magnets he fished out from under the fridge.
But if you’re not so sure you want to feel stressed out all the time, and maybe the hamster wheel is giving you vertigo, read on.
The key might be connecting with your own intelligent heart.
I recently heard (in a long scientific-esque lecture on Le Youtube) that the heart shares a majority of its neurotransmitters with the brain–something like 60%.
I don’t believe everything I hear. And like most things biological, the picture is probably more complex than that fact alone signals. However, I like this one.
In this age of loose facts, when the president decides not only who can vote and who can’t, but also whether truth has any business in the executive branch– I’ll cherry-pick my facts. I’ll critical think later.
I invite you to do the same, just for the duration of this blog post.
Because your heart, or so this doctor says…
…perceives 5 seconds faster than da’ Brain. (Perceives what? Perceives how? Not sure, but I like where this is heading.). It knows some things first. I’ve felt this happen. Have you?
So why not get in synch with your smarter organ?
A heart coherence meditation
Here’s a meditation geared for teens, for those moments when you are stressed and just want to come back home. My students love it.
(Your parents can and should do it too– here’s a meditation for them.)
The meditations take just a few minutes. Call a family meeting to try it out. Or do it by yourself in the bathroom, on a bus, anywhere.
I advise listening to the recording enough times that you remember the steps, which are simple and effective. Then you can do it on your own.
(I’ll be recording a special one just for you coming soon. When my toddler will not be in the background yelling)
Listen, if your heart IS smarter than your brain, and really DOES control the state of your nervous system, you have nothing to lose.
And if your heart isn’t smarter than your brain, and that “fact” is just nice marketing, you still have nothing to lose.
Because this meditation– or any that truly centers around the heart– will put you in a positive state of mind, a more coherent, momentarily calmer, you.
So let’s together pretend the heart is smarter, that we should take our executive orders from there, and see what happens.
Let me know how it goes. We heart you, and we got your back.
Need a bit more of our heart sugar? Contact us for a session to talk through what’s stressing you out as you wait for your college letters. We’ve heard it all, and we love to listen.
We offer free 15 minute phone consultations– and you can get a lot off your chest, and a lot more good feelings, in 15 minutes.
And if that’s not enough, we’ve got rates for you for a longer connection. And writing prompts to help you sort through your stuff.