Don’t Pour From an Empty Cup

By Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach & CrossFit Kids Coach

Let’s talk stress. We all have it from so many different factors day to day.

Exercise, nutrition and getting a good night’s sleep are the biggest and most positive areas playing roles when it comes to relieving stress at all levels.

Making time for yourself to move your body, getting outside into the sunshine and fresh air — even if to just to walk for 30 minutes — adding more vegetables and fruits into your diet, staying on top of your water intake for hydration of your body, and making sure you get your rest at night can alleviate stress.

Stress can play a good and bad role in your life, and it’s important that we mainly have the good kind of stress for our emotional well-being.

Besides exercise, nutrition, sun, water and sleep, some other stress relievers can be:

  • Meditation
  • Breath work
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Visiting with a loved one
  • Laughing
  • Reading a good book

There is this famous catchphrase that goes: “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” So make sure you are caring for yourself first.

It’s not selfish; it’s necessary.