Finding Your Calm: The Science Behind Small Shifts


I've been seeing quotes like “Small changes for big movement” and “Little steps for great strides” flooding my social media lately, and I have to tell you, I am loving it! These phrases have been a daily mantra for me for years. 

I first encountered the concept of “small things often” from the Gottmans in relation to relationships, and it has transformed the way I approach my life. Now, I imagine the next big thing you'll see is talk about our limbic brain and its powerful role in our lives.

For some time, I’ve been sharing insights on tapping into your calm through limbic techniques and the science behind small shifts. In short, the limbic part of your brain allows direct access to establishing calm, creating new patterns, boosting productivity, and improving overall health and well-being.

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One key understanding is that your brain is wired to seek safety more than it seeks change. When you attempt to make a change, an alarm goes off in the fear zone of your brain. Your self-defense responses kick in, and you might find yourself in self-sabotage mode. Even when you are trying to make positive changes, an alarm will sound. 

This is why it’s beneficial to create pathways that bring you to the present, help steady you, and keep you from reverting to old habits. 

Paying Attention to Your Body

Start paying attention to how your body communicates in different circumstances. Notice when you feel off balance, stressed, or low on energy. Once you recognize these moments, you can integrate limbic calming techniques to reset your emotional and physical state. With practice, you'll be able to give your body what it needs before reaching overwhelm or high stress levels.

One easily accessible nerve that's hardwired to your limbic brain is your olfactory nerve, which is responsible for your sense of smell. This makes it incredibly powerful. Using essential oils is a simple yet effective technique. Keep a small bottle of an uplifting or grounding oil nearby, and take a deep breath the minute you realize you're in a funk. If you have a few minutes to spare, integrate the breathwork technique I shared in last week’s blog with the essential oil and watch the magic unfold.

Creating New Pathways to Presence

By establishing an open line of communication with your body and giving yourself key calming techniques, you will be able to create new pathways to presence. This approach allows you to manage stress, boost productivity, and enhance your overall well-being.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn more about these techniques in my FREE live webinar, "Finding Your Calm as a Parent." Join me to explore practical strategies and evidence-based practices to find balance in your life. Sign up now and start your journey to inner peace today.

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For more practical strategies and techniques to find your calm, join my free live webinar, "Finding Your Calm as a Parent." This workshop is designed to help you navigate life's challenges with grace and ease, drawing from evidence-based practices and mindfulness exercises. Let's embark on this journey together toward a more balanced and fulfilling life.

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