How To Relieve Emotional Buildup & Stress
Iyanla Vanzant’s relieves emotional buildup and stress in the following two ways:
- Journaling (for at least three minutes daily)
What Are You Taking in Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually & How Are You Releasing It?
Dr. Oz was joined by Iyanla Vanzant, star of Iyanla Fix My Life and author of “Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts: Trust In Self, Trust In God, Trust In Others, Trust In Life” says there is one question everyone should ask themselves right this moment. What are you taking in emotionally, mentally, spiritually and how are you releasing it? Her simple advice on how to do this is on the next page…
Dr Oz: How To Relieve Stress
Iyanla explained that usually what we’re taking in is what we’re taught to take in. No matter your age, you’re still going to take in things that are familiar to you from childhood, whether you believe it or not. As for stress, Iyanla referred to it as energy and acknowledged that it certainly builds up. So how can you find a release?
How Many Minutes Should You Write in a Journal to Relieve Stress?
Iyanla suggested journaling, even if it’s just for three minutes. Journaling can help you process emotions and increase self awareness. If you cannot dedicate just three minutes to yourself, out of a 24 hour period, then you’ve got issues that even Iyanla can’t fix.
Iyanla Vanzant: How Do You Journal?
Iyanla calls it a Brain Dump. Just write whatever is on your mind, whether it makes sense or not. Then slowly increase the time you spend journaling a little at a time. Iyanla spends two and a half to three hours a day journaling.
“Eat the elephant one bite at a time,” she said. “Don’t start at the butt.”
How to Relieve Stress with Laughter
Another way to relieve stress, according to Iyanla is to simply laugh. Dr. Oz said that laughter reduces the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. According to Iyanla, nothing can make you feel as good as laughter. Dr Oz joked that once patients are asleep, surgeons like to laugh in the ER operating room to keep things more relaxed. Iyanla likes to give her surgeons USB’s of music to play while they operate on her. She also asked the surgeon to tell her body what he was going to do before operating on her because she may be asleep but her body is still alive.