Yes, if you are breaking your fast. Just not in the morning! [I’d prefer you do HWC since Soy is nasty stuff with all of the estrogen mimicking stuff in it]
So, Bethany, what makes an event stressful? It’s not the event. Scientists have measured this. It’s actually how YOU RESPOND/Internalize the threat/situation.
The happiest day of my Frustrated life was when I realized this Formula:
Frustration = (Expectation - Reality) * EGO
EGO => How much you believe you should be able to control these things, or they should NOT happen to you!
So, we are NEVER Frustrated when we get a free meal for no reason at a good Restaurant. [Reality was bigger than our expectation].
Now, if we are a movie star, and they did not give us free drinks too, and expected us to tip the waitress. Than that same event is Frustrating (especially considering the size of their EGOs)!
Stress is similar. If you can practice rehearsing 1 stressful event, and changing your response to laughter, shrugging, saying “This, too, shall pass!”… Something other than internalizing it.
Start with small stressors. Someone cuts you off on the way to work. Try Imagining you know them to be a wonderful person, who is rushing to the hospital before a family member dies [You can literally change the MEANING of any event, to make it HELP you feel better]. And say to yourself, I hope they make it where they are going safely. [or simply, I choose to forgive them, because if I ever do that, I would want people to understand I am not normally like this!].
Find one stressor per week, and LOVE it until you laugh at it. Then find the next one. Eventually you can build a routine that finds stressors and lets you respond with a common response. Okay, I’m alive and well, glucose under control, let me address this with love/compassion…
Like going low-carb. You have to knock one thing out at a time, until you own it. It’s a process. It will be life long, and at some point, people will stop stressing you out, because you don’t give them the adrenalin they are expecting from your response…