Becoming Vibrant - 30 Nov 2020: Day 4
Moving right along, we have Key Area 2 - Emotional Vibrancy. We all know this one intimately, but in what way does it affect our aging and what steps can we take to create more vibrancy? Let's find out...
Emotional Vibrancy is the area of Self-Care and Resilience.
This area is all about how we adapt to challenging times and navigate stress. How well we do, depends on our recognition and acceptance of our emotions: good, bad or otherwise. People who have high levels of emotional intelligence tend to have an ability to adapt to whatever difficult situations life throws at them. Those who don’t, tend to struggle... but there’s hope!
When discussing emotional wellness, researcher Van Houweling believes: “…it is not a destination that is achieved and therefore complete, but an intentional, daily practice of being mindful of how our circumstances, lifestyle and beliefs impact our emotions.” This is good news, because it means that Emotional Vibrancy is something we can actively work towards.
My long term goal for this area is to become the type of person that is confident, relaxed and resilient.
I’m kinda those things already… when everything is going my way. But when the poo emoji 💩 hits the fan, look out! I’ve been known to be a complete mess and even have the occasional tantrum (on and off line)! When I’m not feeling strong enough to deal with things, the negative self-talk runs riot and I’m ready to give up. I reckon the best way for me to increase my resilience is to concentrate more on ‘proper’ self-care that will foster relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner fortitude. But what is ‘proper’ self-care? Surely manicures and cups of coffee are a good start... but maybe they only scratching the surface?
Alright - lay it on me. What’s your best suggestion for building resilience? I’m going to be a guinea pig here and try a whole range of self-care therapies and techniques to lower my stress, build my emotional strength and give me some flexibility to handle the tough times. Lay it on me. I’ll give it a try and let you know how I go.
Go on now… pop your best emotional supports into comments.
AFFIRMATION. - Self-care is the best thing we can do you ensure emotional vibrancy. Get inspired to make it a priority in your life.
RECOMMENDATION. As part of my learning, I am keen to try a vast range of books, seminars, retreats, wellness experiences or weird, wacky and wonderful natural therapies that will support my journey. If you have a recommendation of a product or service that I could try, please get in touch. I'd love to give it a shot and do a little video showcase to share with everyone. Please email me here:
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THIS IS ME
A SMALL INTRODUCTION. I left Canada to marry a wonderful Aussie man and was just settling into motherhood when he suffered a stroke from a bad neck manipulation. It was a difficult time and I was left to take care of my baby, my husband and maintain the household on my own. I was exhausted and quickly realised that if I didn’t take care of myself, my health would fail and my family would fall apart. I refused to let that happen, so self-care became my focus.
IT TOOK TIME. But I got through it and was determined to turn my experience into a blessing. I left my career in architecture and started Kaya Jewellery, where I create meaningful keepsake pieces that bring comfort and hope, helping people get through their difficult times, just as I did.
To support people in their wellness journey, our designs combine meditation and positive affirmations with healing crystal gemstones and lava beads to diffuse essential oils.
Wear them to help you get past your challenges so you can reclaim your vibrancy. You’ll feel the positive energy that is infused in your special piece and it will help you move forward. I know you’ll love yours.
Sending hugs, Marlowe 💖
Article credit : Marlowe Richards