6 Things Anyone Can Do RIGHT NOW To Relieve Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
First things first: Everything is Energy.
From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, and to the thoughts we have, everything has an energetic signature at some level.
Some energy is easier to see than others: an illuminated light bulb, a hot stove, a roaring campfire, a bunch of five-year-olds at a birthday party after cake. But, energy is the foundation of all things: from the makeup of the universe to the atmosphere of the earth, to the rocks, plants, animals, and us.
Now, since everything is energy, that means that everything has a vibrational frequency. It is the nature of energy; it’s always moving even if we can’t always perceive it. The specific vibration that any particular form of energy has depends on its energetic—and subsequently, material—makeup.
The frequency of energy is calculated using Hertz (Hz), which is a unit of electrical vibration equal to one cycle per second. Us humans typically have an energetic signature between 62–70Hz when healthy. Which means that, on average, our healthy, resting energetic vibrations cycle between 62–70 times per second.
So, because everything is energy, and all energy is naturally vibrational, that means that we are also energetically vibrational by nature. We emit, and we also absorb, energy through our vibrations. We interact with and are influenced by energetic vibrations from our three-dimensional selves (our bodies and our minds, including our thoughts and emotions), other people, the food we eat, our technology and infrastructure, and even our planet because of the vibrational nature of energy.
Now, with all that in mind, here are the 6 things that anyone can do RIGHT NOW to elevate their own personal energy to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
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#1 Get Outside
Our planet acts like a gigantic electric circuit, and the electromagnetic field of the earth that surrounds and protects all living things has a natural frequency of 7.83Hz. As it turns out, the earth’s frequency is not only similar to the alpha brainwave frequency, it is identical to the brainwaves that control our emotions, thoughts, immune system, and creativity.
The more time you can spend outdoors—ideally barefoot, or physically connecting to nature—the better. This is called grounding or earthing. When you are in direct contact with nature, you can more readily connect to the stabilizing frequency of the earth’s natural magnetic field. This can help return your general energetic condition to a more centered and balanced state. Forest hikes or walks in the park, swimming in a lake or the ocean (even a pool), running on the beach, building sandcastles with your kids, live action role-playing (LARPing)—whatever your thing is, get outdoors.
#2 Diet – Improve the Quality of the Energy you are putting in your body
- Eat as close to a whole-food, plant-based diet as possible.
- Avoid overly processed, refined, and/or packaged food as much as possible.
- Reduce your refined sugar consumption. Eliminate high fructose corn syrup. Bottled juices and smoothies, white bread, bacon, hot dogs, cookies, chips, sugary coffee drinks, sodas, all fast food, and sugary cereals are all examples of foods that do nothing for us energetically.
- Keep animal protein to a minimum. Also choose locally sourced, humanely raised, naturally-based animal proteins as much as possible. Quality in, quality out.
- Balance Your Healthy Fat, Healthy Carbohydrate, Naturally Occurring Sugar, and Protein Intake in a way that is right for your very unique and specific biome
This is a long-term benefit and sustainable approach to eating. No fad diets (eg. Keto) that throw your metabolic processes off balance.
There are myriad resources for help and support in getting started with healthier eating. Get going. Eating right for your blood type, following an Ayurvedic diet based on your Dosha, 8 Constitutions Medicine, and knowing your somatotype (ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph) are all great ways to gain insight into what the best balance of healthy fat, healthy carbohydrate, naturally occurring sugar, and protein is right for your very unique and specific biome. You are the only one in control of your life; you are the only one who can decide to start or stop doing something. Be active in your own rescue, and make one positive change today, and then another one tomorrow on your journey towards health and freedom.
#3 Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Make sure you are getting the right amount of hydration for you. Some experts say a healthy person needs thirty to fifty ounces of water per day, some say about eight ounces of water for every ten pounds of body weight, and others say between half an ounce to one ounce of water for every pound that you weigh.
I have an easier solution. Drink enough water so that you pee clear (or pale yellow) at least one time per day at times when you are not consuming alcohol or caffeine, both of which are diuretics. Start with that simple goal.
The best way to achieve that goal is to always have water with you. If it’s always in front of you, and you’ve always got water with you, it will be much easier to shift behavior to include drinking more water.
The benefits of adequate hydration include:
- Helping to maximize physical performance
- Having a major effect on energy levels and brain function
- Potentially helping to prevent and treat headaches
- Relieving constipation
- Helping to treat or avoid kidney stones
- Helping to lose weight
- Promoting cardiovascular health
#4 Breathe Deeply, Breathe Vigorously, and (Obviously?) Breathe Often.
While breathing is a part of our autonomic systems (our subconscious), who of us is ever taught to breathe? It’s a cryin’ shame that we aren’t. Watch a baby or child breathe. Full expansive belly breaths. Have you ever seen a child sucking in their gut? At some point along the way, the older we get, we move away from our natural breathing rhythms.
There are many approaches to breathing that have been utilized through time, from Buddhist meditation traditions to, more contemporarily, the brilliant self-experiments of an amazing/seemingly crazy (only at first glance though) Dutchman, Wim Hof.
The Wim Hof Method is a breathing and physical-stimulation practice that heightens bodily oxygen levels by expelling more carbon dioxide than it lets in.
Combined with cold therapy and mindset training, vigorous breathing exercises such as the Wim Hof Method have been proven to show improvements in:
- Stress reduction
- Faster recovery from physical exertion
- Better sleep
- Improved sports performance
- Enhanced creativity and more focus and mental clarity
The Wim Hof Method is also linked to reducing symptoms of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and several autoimmune diseases. Relaxed belly breathing, like controlled breathing meditations, helps with centering yourself, relaxation, and clearing the mind. But both belly breathing and the Wim Hof Method are diaphragmatic breathing practices. Diaphragmatic breathing has a multitude of benefits:
- It helps you relax, lowering the harmful effects of the stress hormone cortisol on your body.
- It lowers your heart rate.
- It helps lower your blood pressure.
- It helps reduce the three-dimensional symptom of stress.
- It helps you cope with the three-dimensional symptoms of (PTSD).
- It improves your core muscle stability.
- It improves your body’s ability to tolerate intense exercise.
- It lowers your chances of injuring or wearing out your muscles.
- It slows your rate of breathing so that it expends less energy.
Come on, you guys know this one. 😉 Better cardiovascular health, decreased risk for diabetes, boosted mood, increased blood oxygen levels, moving from an acidic to an alkaline state, even changes to how your genes are expressed are all results of physical exertion. Start. Moving. And do whatever makes you happy or choose something you want to experience.
Running a 5K, water aerobics, training for a spartan course, frisbee golf, ballroom dancing, basketball, ballet, yoga, doing ten pull-ups in a row, making it through a CrossFit class without puking, or running a mile without stopping, whatever—as long as you’re moving, challenge yourself and get going.
#6 Get Adequate, Quality Sleep.
The benefits of quality sleep are well-documented and numerous. It can help you:
- Get sick less often
- Stay at a healthy weight
- Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease
- Reduce stress and improve your mood
- Think more clearly and do better in school and at work
- Get along better with people
- Make good decisions and avoid injuries; for example, sleepy drivers cause thousands of car accidents every year
If you are having trouble sleeping, try making changes to your routine to get the sleep you need. You may want to:
- Change what you do during the day; for example, get your physical activity in the morning instead of at night, or vice versa.
- Create a comfortable sleep environment, and make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet.
- Set a bedtime routine and go to bed at the same time every night.
Take the needed steps for you, where you are, looking at the situation with radical honesty for yourself.
Too distracted? Remove all screens and electronics from your bedroom. Read an old-fashioned book if you need something to transition to sleep. Too restless? Get more exercise, and/or change the type, time, and level of exercise you are getting. Eating right before bed? Make sure to stop eating no less than three hours before going to sleep.
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Special Power-Up Bonus!
#7 Change the quality of your thoughts, emotions, and the way that you are interpreting your three-dimensional and internal spaces.
This is the area many of us need the most help with and is the most crucial yet least explored aspect of health and well-being.
This is where some of us might tune out, because the idea of changing the quality of our thoughts, emotions, and feelings is somewhat of an intangible concept and, for some, hard to visualize, but addressing your subconscious and conscious minds is one of the single most important steps you can take on your journey toward mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical evolution.
How do we do this?
- Well, if you are already familiar with energy work, muscle testing, and subconscious belief change…then connect with your local practitioner and begin healing from your energetic center. The two modalities that accelerated my personal journey are The Emotion Code and PSYCH-K®
- If you’re not quite ready to jump into energy work, but are interested in learning more about how to optimize your life from it’s energetic core, read Radical Enlightenment: My Guy on the 9th Floor. It is a handbook for leveling-up your consciousness, fulfillment, and connection to your higher self.
- Not quite ready to commit to the book? Take this quiz and Discover the #1 Subconscious Block Holding You Back in Life. You’ll gain valuable insight into the subconscious program blocking you from getting everything you want, and you’ll get tools and recommendations to start changing your life from the inside out.