How to increase energy and mental resilience?
I am Judith Eppacher, the “working mom next door”. For two decades, I have been “juggling” family, work, and lifestyle. As a mother, I often reached my limits, especially during the years as a single mom.
Thus, I know what it means
Frankly, from a medical point of view, none of those symptoms were severe in my case. Nevertheless they were still unpleasant enough to do something about it.
Crisis - threat or chance?
The pandemic of 2020 was such a “wind” that hit us out of the blue! For many, it struck us like a sudden tornado, completely uprooting our lives. It has created lasting economic challenges, companies, and, most importantly, people. We fear for our health, our jobs, our security, our freedom… Now, our resilience is being put to the test. Many of the changes we saw coming have now sped up big time. I would say, collectively, we are being thrown into ice-cold water.
Do I catch a cold from an ice-bath, or does it actually make me stronger?
Is there such thing as healthy stress?
Unfortunately, there is also“under-cover” stress that we often do not even recognize. It is what keeps us running in high gear in our fast-paced society. We seem to be constantly in overdrive. It is like being chased by a tiger non-stop. Often, we do not allow ourselves to take deliberate recovery-breaks to keep our nervous system on an even keel and thus maintain a healthy balance. We have lost that sense of living in sync with our circadian rhythm.
The power of recovery
In order to keep physically and mentally fit, we need to keep active.
Before you “chase that tiger”, you have to properly prepare yourself with the right training.
Finally, you deserve recovery. Our body will always long for balance. If you are familiar with heavy workouts, you know it is safe to begin with, a warm-up session and give yourself a recovery break afterward.
A few years ago, I worked out almost daily for a couple of months. We then went seaside for a few weeks. When I returned to Austria, friends would ask me why I had built so toned muscles. No, I didn´t train for a triathlon in Spain. But instead, I gave my body a break. The anabolic effect of the parasympathetic nervous system arranged the rest.
Resilience - the art of being strong,
no matter the weather
I have created belly2brain for going deep into the following hot topics:
- Gut-brain connection
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
- Deep breathing exercises
- Brain Gym effective and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)
- Self-mastery, self-actualization
Now it comes down to you. In order to meet your needs, and create valuable content and coaching material, please help me to find out where life is challenging you and what you need to become stronger and withstand the winds of change in 2022. So reach out to me and share your pains (or even gains) on this topic. Simply leave a comment or send me an email. I am doing my research, based on following questions2
- Do you feel overwhelmed by daily demands? If yes, do you manage to turn the percieved “tiger” into a ” cuddly kitten”? (reframing threat)
- Are you aware of the gut-brain connection?
- Do you practice stress relief activities, like meditation? Maybe you would like to, but you cannot get your head around it. What lets you down, what keeps you from doing whats best for you?
The purpose of this website is to share valuable content, whereby I am collecting in-depth research-based information globally around the topics of nutrition, lifestyle, and self-improvement. I am open to any collaboration, including affiliates, interviews, or guest blogging!
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