Do you feel all the fear, every time you turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or read all the posts on Facebook? Did you know that fear can actually weaken your immune system making you more susceptible to viral flu and other illnesses?
Stress and over-stimulation weakens your Immune system
I’m sure you know that stress weakens your immune system, which can directly affect your ability to fight off infection. Click here for more info about Stress, Illness, and the Immune System Click to read more from Psychology today
Watch this ground-breaking video from Bruce Lipton PhD, cell biologist and author of “The Biology of Belief”. He shows how our brains create belief systems that can heal us – or allow illness.
Understand your reactions
One thing I know from my own experience is that the more you understand your reactions and the impact they have on you, the easier it is to find ways to acknowledge and handle it. This puts you in a mode of responding instead of just reacting without knowing what’s going on. You’re more in control.
If you’re Highly Sensitive you are more affected by stress and fear
HSPs, (Highly Sensitive People) and Empaths are much more susceptible to over-stimulation. This isn’t a personality disorder, we are simply wired differently and react to things more intensely.
Highly sensitive people get more stressed by things that other people are stressed by, and many things that roll-off the backs of most people. Here’s just a short list: Hectic Schedules, expectations of others, conflicts, distractions, smells, hunger, criticism both from self and others, deep emotions. The feeling that their emotions and reactions aren’t normal can add to the stress.
If you’re not sure if you’re an HSP, click here and take our Quiz. If you know someone who you think is an HSP, please do them a favor and share this with them as well.
Here’s what I’m doing to reduce my Stress
I decided to stay calm, but to take some of the protective measures that one very wise source shared with me, and a few other’s that just intuitively feel important. These suggestions became the basis for our post
Meditate I added an additional 10 minutes to my morning meditation and to just before bed. I’m always amazed at how much easier things seem when I meditate regularly.
Charge your BioElectric Shield – I charged my BioShield for a couple of days, making sure it’s at full strength to help keep me protected from EMF, 5G, wifi, etc. It also keeps me balanced and to not “take-in” all the emotions floating around. I can still feel them, but they don’t become my emotions or feel overwhelming.
Note: If you don’t have a BioShield, I highly recommend it. It changed my life in 1994
Physical Measures – I ordered the supplements recommended in our article Be Viral Flu Body Smart and purchased some disposable gloves to wear to the supermarket, put a hand sanitizer in my purse and instantly felt myself relax. I’m also making sure to eat my fruits and veggies, especially greens.
Stock up a little – Yes, like so many others I stocked up some on food, so I can limit trips to the store. I didn’t go crazy, but I did assure, that if absolutely necessary I’d have enough for a few weeks. I also checked out local grocery delivery and pick up services.
Boundaries – I’m limiting contact with anxiety-prone people, limiting news and articles especially ones with a lot of hype and fear. Even though I know, I’m going to be okay, it’s really easy to get sucked into the emotional whirlpool.
If there are people who leave you feeling anxious, exhausted or upset, even on the phone, try to avoid them and if that’s not possible, then mentally protect yourself before contact and clear and ground your energy afterward.
Laugh – Trying to find humor in what I can. Sometimes it means just finding a silly video, or watching the webcam at Costco with people walking out with carts stacked with toilet paper. Plus I get to put silly Bitmoji’s in posts, texts, emails.
Here’s something to lighten your mood. A delightful video that’ll make you want to dance while you wash your hands.
Sleep – I know that when there is a lot of stress or fear in the world, it affects my sleep. The Shield helps tremendously, but I spent too much time talking to stressed-out people and as an empath, if I’m close to them, it still seeps in.
After a few nights with long periods of wakefulness in the middle of the night, I printed out some techniques for better sleep.
Click here for an article from Healthline
Going outside more – I’m working at my desk, and I have a lot to do. I’ve set a timer to remind myself to go outside and stand on the ground for 10 minutes, every two hours. I even take my shoes off for a few minutes and stand on the grass grounding my energy and allowing the Earth to fill me…it’s not very warm here, so a few minutes at a time is just fine. The sun gives vitamin D and boosts your emotions. Being outdoors allows your aura to expand and clear. Even if it’s cloudy and rainy, a few minutes outside clears your mind.
Bring Nature Inside – If the weather is really bad and I just can’t get out, then I sit by a window and look at the trees – it’s early Spring in Oregon, and flowers and trees are blooming. If you don’t have access to green outdoors, then buy some cheery flowers, preferably potted and growing.
Feel Gratitude – I work from home, so my workday doesn’t change at all. Okay, so I had to cancel a number of events I was looking forward to and stay home instead. I could be upset, but instead, I’m thinking about all the things I’ll get done, when I’m not running around town doing other things. I’m concentrating on being grateful that I’m in a position to take care of myself and hopefully reach out to other people as well.
Respond from a place of Calm – If you are able to respond from this place of non-freak-out you can take measures that calm your mind and emotions.
I suggest writing down, the things you plan to do to help you keep on track and come back to your center.
When you know that you are doing everything you can within reason to take care of yourself, you can just feel the “Ahhh” as go through your body letting you relax.
And Knocking on Wood probably doesn’t hurt either and when you do affirm that all will be well because you’ve been taking care of yourself and “You’ve got this!”
I wish you health and happiness.
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