When you're a Type-A, go-getter person who loves to be busy, it hard to accept when your body needs you to go slow. You feel unproductive, helpless and useless, none of which are good for your mental or physical health. On this episode, we talk about how to listen to your body when you need to go slow and how to slow down without feeling like you're stopping your life.
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Why bed rest was especially challenging for me
Why many people find it challenging to slow down
The number one sign that we most often ignore that we're going too fast and need to slow down
Why my client was obsessed with creating the perfect nursery (HINT: it was tied to old grief) and how she realized it wasn't actually most important to her
The reason my client resisted slashing her to-do list
A journal exercise to try when you feel overwhelmed with to-dos but don't want to stop being productive
The biggest misconception we have about slowing down
The difference between a behavior being "in our nature" versus a choice that we make
When meditation, deep breathing and yoga are not the answer
Why throwing away your to-do list is not the best solution and what to do with your to-do list instead
The importance of tapping into your strengths to help you through health challenges is more important than learning new skills
Resources from the show...
Research, tips and advice on how to effectively manage stress during a high-risk pregnancy (Get Pregnancy Brain now)
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