Seventy per cent of us spend most of our day in a state of stress. Our nervous systems are in a position of fight, flight or freeze. With the constant pressure, the weight of perceived expectations and the drive to be ‘always on’, many of us live with an energy and nervous system that feels like a tightly clenched fist, rather than an easeful, gently unfurling hand.
And staying shackled in this state of overwhelm and stress has far-reaching consequences for our health. We often only pay attention when illness strikes, having tuned out all the messages our bodies were sending us along the way.
According to Nicky Rowbotham, author of 7 Steps to Finding Flow, health whispers until one day it screams. In the book, Nicky points out that while we can’t avoid stress, we can deal with it differently and access better health, energy and balance. And she shows us how to move from being overwhelmed and ‘locked in’ by stress to a more easeful, resilient and aligned life.
Nicky, who’s worked with many highly motivated and driven entrepreneurs and professionals looking to fulfil their potential and live their best life – not just at work – helps you learn what’s truly behind your stress, how it impacts your energy, hormones and nervous system, how to move your nervous system into a state of flow and how to make choices that support your energy, by living in harmony with your body. Health whispers until one day it screams. Let’s not wait for the scream! Tracey McDonald Publishers, R260.
Ready to find your flow? To win one of three copies of Nicky’s book, simply visit the Get It Joburg North Facebook or Instagram page, find and ‘like’ the 7 Steps to Finding Flow – Flip the Script on Stress post, and tag a friend in the comments section. Entries close April 26.