Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

3 ways to decrease your stress levels

I sent out an email to my fellow LS-ladies a while back and it was very popular so I figured I’d share it in a post for the rest of you because it think it’s applicable to any sort of pain we might be dealing with.


 

I don’t know about you but stress has a huuuge impact on my Lichen Sclerosus and it’s role in my life.

As we all probably know is that stress not only creates oxidative stress in the body, an imbalance in our system that is damaging to our cells that can lead to dis-ease, depression, chronic fatigue, and in worst case case scenario: cancer,
General stress can also make us do things faster during – like actually running into the car and tearing your vulva, yeah it’s a thing. Who’s experienced it?

We can dive so much deeper into stress and why it has a negative impact on our health, but I just wanted you to have a think about it and see how you can decrease your stress levels.

I’m gonna give you 3 things that you can do to decrease general stress in your life Today:

1. Meditate – yes, we all talk about it, but it’s only because it is SO important. There are a bunch of apps, books, videos available to us out there that can help us incorporate meditation into our lives.
I like to use the app Insight Timer – it’s free, offers around 9,000 meditations, and it’s so easy to use. I am challenging you to just do a 5 minute guided meditation everyday. That’s it! 5 minutes!

2. Walk it out – we all know how good exercising is for us. Yes, some exercises put more stress on our body, but walking, outside, in nature – it is deeply healing to us. Start committing to a 30 minute walk per day, breathe in the fresh air, listen to a podcast, just get out in the sun. Simply amazing.

2. Breathe – I could have put this one under meditation but to me this one deserve a spot in the spotlight just by itself. Breathing is tremendously healing to our body. It brings fresh oxygen into our blood stream, and if you focus on those deep breaths you can even relax your pelvic floor and low back.

– Lie on your back on the floor. Place your feet on the floor, hip width apart, so you are relaxing the lower back and your pelvic. Place your right hand on your belly and your left hand on your heart. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the nose. Track your breathing in and out of your body by the way your hands rise and fall.
Take 15 deep breathes and then go about your day!

I hope you can commit to these three things to improve your health and well-being.
As always, if you have any questions send me a DM on Instagram or just hit reply on this email.

With love,

 

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