Day 2 Check-ins
If you take care of the inches, you will not have to worry about the miles.
- H. Coleridge
GOAL: 4 times per day “CHECK-IN” and stay connected with your system.
Chronic stress can turn into physical disease, so we want to combat it on a day by day basis to cut the accumulation. A check-in is a simple process that stems from the idea of Benson’s relaxation technique.
Follow this protocol used by all our top athletes:
At the suggested times of 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 8pm, take a moment to note any tension within your system.
First, take a deep breath-in -- hold for a count -- and upon release, relax your head, neck, and shoulders, chest, belly, hips, knees, and toes.
Clear any loose mental pieces.
Then, take another 2 deep breaths with a clear mind.
Key words that may help harness your thoughts at this time, are present, reset, or now.
Finally, upon release of the last breath, focus on your most important, next do-able task.
Continue to take one step at a time.
Keep us posted on your progress, and contact Aspire for more personal ways to manage stress.