Emotional Regulation

Balancing Your Nervous System: 5 Things to Ditch

I'm Michelle!

Master Life Coach, Wife & Mom, Certified Nervous System Fitness Expert, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Podcaster, Attorney, and Deep Believer in Curiosity and Self-Compassion

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Today, I want to share a little secret that transformed my life in the most incredible way. You see, a few months ago, I decided to take charge of my well-being, and boy, did it make a world of difference! I kicked a few habits to the curb, and the results were beyond my wildest dreams. So, grab a cup of coffee, find a cozy spot, and let’s chat about the game-changers that turned me into a completely different woman.

5 things to ditch:

  1. People-Pleasing and the Liberation of Saying “No”

Are you a chronic people-pleaser? Guilty as charged! I realized that constantly saying “yes” when I really meant “no” was taking a toll on my mental health. Setting boundaries turned out to be a game-changer. No more feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or resentful. It’s okay to prioritize yourself and your needs. Trust me, it’s the ultimate act of self-love!

  1. Embracing the Pillow: Regular Bedtimes and Beauty Sleep

Late nights and irregular bedtimes were wreaking havoc on my emotional balance. Did you know that good sleep is like a magic potion for resilience? It not only recharges your body but also keeps stress levels in check. So, I made a commitment to a regular bedtime, and the results were phenomenal. No more mood swings or irritability – just a well-rested and happy mama!

  1. Unwinding Without the Glass: Goodbye to Alcohol for Stress Relief

Raise your hand if you thought a glass of wine was the ultimate stress-buster! I used to think so, too. But guess what? Alcohol can mess with your nervous system and increase stress in the long run. Cutting back on alcohol was tough initially, but the mental clarity and emotional stability I gained were totally worth it. Who needs a drink to unwind when you can find healthier alternatives like meditation or a good book?

  1. Breaking Free from Stressful Work Environments

We’ve all heard the saying, “Work is stressful, that’s just how it is.” But is it really? I took a hard look at my work environment and asked myself if the stress was worth sacrificing my peace and health. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t! If your job is taking a toll on your well-being and family time, it might be time to reassess. Your happiness and presence are precious, so don’t let them be casualties of a stressful work life.

  1. Digital Detox: Sayonara to Anxiety-Inducing Social Media and News

Constantly scrolling through social media and keeping up with the news cycle was making my anxiety skyrocket. I decided to take a break from the digital noise, and it was a breath of fresh air. Social media comparison and sensationalist news reporting can mess with your mental health. Give yourself the gift of a digital detox – your mind will thank you!

So, dear moms, here’s the challenge: pick a couple of these changes, commit to them, and track your progress. Whether it’s setting boundaries, prioritizing sleep, cutting back on alcohol, reevaluating your work situation, or taking a break from digital stressors – your mental health is worth the effort.

Grab your phone or planner, jot down your habits, and watch how your anxiety levels transform into moments of joy and peace. You’ve got this!

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I'm Michelle.
Your Master Coach.

You my friend, are called to a life of fullness and abundance - no matter how wild this motherhood journey is. It's time to trade the exhaustion and overwhelm for peace and joy.  No more hot-mess express.  I've got you. 

Learn more

Let's redefine what's possible in motherhood.

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