Turtle Steps Instead of Overwhelm
Mindbody Wellness Clarity Tips
Dear Awesome Woman,
Ever get overwhelmed by your desire to make changes in your life and then shut down? Or have a goal in mind and go into overdrive and then procrastinate and freeze?
Guess what? Your mind is overwhelming your nervous system—it’s moving way faster than your body is able to. That taxes your nerves and can cause shut down, freeze, terrible anxiety and eventually despair.
But what would happen if you took slow turtle steps to making changes or move towards your goals? Ahh, can you feel the kindness to your body, the relief in your soul?
Mentor and Master Coach, Martha Beck, emphasises the importance of taking these tiny turtle steps and even cutting those in half in order to accomplish what you’re wanting. From a somatic perspective, we can really see why this would work. Our minds are very tricky and can take us on journeys that are not always the best for us. In order to tame the mind, we can drop into the body and see its reaction to the thoughts that we’re having. We can notice the anxious swirling sensations in our chests and stomachs that may indicate our minds have wandered too far ahead of a realistic pace we can go at. We can notice that we’re not really there when a friend, spouse or child is talking to us—instead, we’ve dissociated from our bodies and are living in the rumination of our minds.
To replace this pattern, we can take a minute to notice the inner physical sensations, even resting our hands on those places. Emotions are “energies in motion” and that fear, anxiety, overwhelm, and vulnerability can be slowed down by taking more conscious steady breaths and more long exhales letting our bodies know that we are not being chased by a lion.
We can choose to take lots of pauses throughout our days for a brief walk in nature, a stop-and-smell-the-roses moment, a short mindbody exercise break (I love Donna Eden’s).
We can use the word “play” instead of “have to” or “must” and take out the seriousness of getting it all done now. The word “play” can loosen our attachment to our agenda, opening up our minds to the realm of possibilities.
I love to surround myself with beautiful bits of nature—shells, colorful stones, flowers, feathers—and words to keep my body and mind in a more relaxed state of being even as “I get things done.”
Much can be accomplished with kindness when we respect our bodies as the vessels for our souls.
The great big world out there is moving so fast, but we have the power to at least slow our inner worlds down. We can stay steady in our energy, vibrating out a calm, clear presence of mind, body and soul. We can keep that awesome turtle in mind and take small steps forward in peace.
Need a helping hand? I invite you to schedule your Free Clarity call today. As a Somatic Healer, Clarity Coach and Relationship Expert, I help empower women to trust themselves through the wisdom of their bodies and intuition. Stress and pain relief, trauma processing, marriage magic, dating guidance, Narcissist/Borderline-relationship detoxing, career shifts and goal setting can all be accomplished through Mindbody Soul sessions (by phone). Download your free gift e-guide: “3 Secrets to Solve Burnout and Get Energized the Mindbody Wellness Way”(also gives access to your free download of “Escape from the Borderline/Narcissist’s Web”).
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“I reached out to Miriam Racquel shortly after I had just gotten married as my marriage was not turning out to be the fairytale I had always dreamed it to be. Within just a few sessions I began feeling so empowered to make positive, lasting changes in my marriage that I had control over, and the wisdom I have accessed through Miriam Racquel’s help has truly transformed my marriage into the playful, passionate one that I have always desired. I love the mind-body healing work that Miriam Racquel infuses into her sessions. These practices have allowed me to release my emotions in a powerful way and give me a great sense of relief, validation, and confidence to help me move forward with love.”
- N.C.G., Atlanta, Georgia
“I began working with Miriam not only to resolve the back pain I was experiencing but also to do deep emotional releasing that had built up over a period of time for me, especially in relation to working with highly difficult individuals. Miriam showed me some powerful processes that I deeply needed to shift both emotional and physical tension and through this work, I developed much better awareness of the mind-body connection and how I can ‘listen’ to the signals my body gives me. I now feel so much more empowered in making choices that align with what my soul and body needs. Without her support, I would have had a very hard time making changes and letting go of toxic relationships and situations that weren’t serving me anymore. Am very grateful for her support on this journey with me!”
- K.W., Manchester, UK
“After almost a decade in a toxic relationship with a narcissist, I knew I needed more healing and resolution than standard talk therapy could provide. Miriam provided a somatic approach to mind and body coaching that really helped me turn my life around. I learned the importance of trusting my intuition again to make the decisions that were right for me. Thank you so much Miriam for the incredible difference you’ve made in my life!
– Nicole T.”