Our busy schedules are constantly pulling us in several different directions at once. If we aren't careful, we can end up feeling depleted and on edge.
Today, we are going to talk about adrenal health, which plays a significant role in our stress levels. Our adrenal glands make adrenaline and they control our heart rate and blood pressure. When these glands are overworked, we may experience body aches, fatigue, anxiety, digestion issues, and disrupted sleep.
There are simple techniques you can implement to heal adrenal fatigue. Let's take a look at some of the easy ways to support this important part of our body.
Practice Alternate Nostril Breathing
This breathing technique helps you cool down and release built-up tension in the body.
Start by taking your right thumb and covering your right nostril. Inhale through the left nostril, taking a nice deep breath. Then, while holding in the breath, cover your left nostril and exhale through the right. Inhale through the right, then exhale with the left, and you've completed one full cycle.
This technique brings balance to your nervous system, slowing your heartbeat and lowering your blood pressure. If practiced regularly, it can reduce adrenal fatigue and success.
Disconnect From Devices
Activities such as scrolling through social media or watching TV stimulate the brain which can affect your sleep and heighten stress.
I invite you to put the screens away for at least 60-90 minutes before your bedtime. If you're ready for an even bigger shift, I challenge you to give yourself an hour without screens as you wake up in the morning. You'll find that your mornings are more peaceful, setting you up to be in a better headspace throughout the day.
Having a gratitude practice is the most simple technique to heal adrenal fatigue. It reduces stress, shifts your perspective in a positive way, and can even be somewhat fun!
Find a few moments in your day to make a small list of things you're grateful for. This allows you to focus on the positive things in your life and cultivates a feeling of peace and well-being.
Ayurveda says that how we perceive the world affects our health. For example, if you have a co-worker or boss that makes your day-to-day life challenging, think of how that can affect you over time. You may experience anxiety, burnout, stress, headaches, resentment, disrupted sleep, or hopelessness. In this scenario, I would challenge you to reflect on this difficult person as part of your gratitude practice. Find things about that person that you can be thankful for. Gratitude isn't just about acknowledging our good fortune, it's also about looking for silver linings in difficult situations.
Even when we can't control our circumstances, we can work to control how we view and react to them.
Take Further Action to Heal Adrenal Fatigue
In 2020, we released a whitepaper on supporting working women dealing with stress. Our research outlines the causes, concerns and treatments of adrenal fatigue from an allopathic and Ayurvedic perspective.
If you're looking to go further on your journey to wellness, consider scheduling a free breakthrough call with me today. We can explore the root causes of your adrenal fatigue and stress and help you find more peace and ease in your life.