Do you ever feel like you just can't quite get it together? Your body and your mind don't seem to align and it's holding you back in making decisions, taking action, or full out dreaming about your best life and most successful business?
I know I have, many times. Which is why I want to give you three somatic strategies to integrate your body and mind, boost your confidence, and heighten your already existing authentic authority in your field.
Step 1. Hydrate
I know, this sounds so simple and you have definitely heard it before. But it is important so it bears repeating. Drinking approximately 8 glasses of water a day (or what ever amount FEELS BEST in your body) is going to help you feel awake, alert, less sluggish, and MUCH happier.
I mean, the number one cause of headaches and muscle spasms is dehydration, so drink up and let's start celebrating the beginning of a pain-free lifestyle!
Step 2. Get Good, Consistent Sleep
You body has A LOT of work to do in it's down time. Things you never even think of (thank goodness, you have enough on your plate right?!) When you keep yourself awake with cups of steaming caffeine, work projects, or to get kid free time at the end of night you are likely KILLING your waking productivity.
Don't forever put your conscious projects above your body's subconscious needs. You can say no to that extra appointment, party, project, or playdate. Your body has no such choice in the matter.
A lack of sleep beats up your immune system, leaves you forgetful and disoriented, and leads to emotionally crushing, joint destabilizing unwanted weight gain. Just to name a few.
NONE of these are productive for your life. You are an amazing capable woman, mother, and business owner. You want and need to be on top of your game. Give your body consistent sleep (min of 8 hours) and keep me posted on how it starts to change your life!
Step 3. Get Big!
That's right mamma, I want you to GROW! Right now, I want you to take up more space. While you are reading this I want you to think of three ways you can make your body bigger throughout your day.
Sitting in a board meeting? Roll your shoulders back, sit up straight, open your arms wider.
Cooking dinner with the kiddos? Put your favorite dancing tunes on, grab your spatula mic and channel John Travolta.
Have extra time for yourself? Go for a run or take a yoga class. Move and OPEN your body as big as you can, as appropriately as you can in the setting you are in.
Losing your shit and need a quick fix? Stand in the mirror like Super Woman, legs apart, back straight, chest and shoulders up and back, hands perched on your hips to take up space with your arms. (Check out Amy Cuddy's TedTalk for more on that, she's great!)
All of these things will help to boost your self confidence, make you feel powerful, and improve your assertiveness. Because moving your body to make yourself bigger actually changes the chemicals and hormones released in your body to feed your brain what it needs to get the job done. If nothing else, you'll get some stiffness out of your body and that alone is worth it!
Did you try any of these? I'd love to hear your experiences and how these tips have helped or influenced change in your life and business!
I am an Exercise Physiologist and mother of two lovely ladies. I love teaching my community about health and wellness and I love helping likeminded people implement natural solutions into their everyday lives.