Many people I speak to seem to experience stress at some level, whether financial, emotional or environmental stress. It seems that stress has become a part of our lives, and most of us have much more to deal with than before. Many of us are consciously feeling tired and stressed out, while others are stressed, and they don’t know that they’re stressed. I thought it would be helpful to understand what stress is and how we can better deal with the stressors in our lives.
To start understanding what stress is, we need first to understand what stress is not. When the body and mind are not stressed, all mental, emotional, and physical systems run in balance. This means that the different parts of who we tend to be working together synergistically. We tend to function in an integrated way. Our amazing bodies have been put together to deal with life-threatening challenges. When something threatens our survival, our body can operate in an unbalanced way for a short period. It means that we can leverage an extraordinary amount of physical energy, which helps us fight, flee, or sometimes hide from the proverbial predator threatening us. That’s very useful when we are in a life-threatening situation.
However, as humans, we have the unique capacity to trigger this stress response by thought alone, when we just imagine something vividly, the body often experiences it as if it occurred. This means that every time we create this kind of crisis in our minds, we can experience some level of physical trauma in our bodies. We tend to build up these experiences in the back of our minds and become progressively more and more stressed until we continually live in the stress response even though there is no physical danger. This means that the body can constantly live in a state that is out of balance and, in that way, continually secrete toxic stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Living in this way becomes detrimental to our physical and emotional health, making it worthwhile to have practices that allow you to bring your body back into balance consciously. As we know, unmanaged stress at the core most degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
I’ve put together three valuable and easy tools that you can use daily. So, enter each new day as your best potential self and give you a better chance that’s ensuring long-term physical and emotional health.
So here are three stress-busting tips.
Stress-Busting Tip #1
Resolve right now to release every thought from yesterday and be only mindful of the now…. this thought only…this breath…this moment. Take in three very deep breaths and slowly release each one.
At the same time, feel each and every concern, every problem, and every unresolved moment, begin to dissolve. Of course, you can deal with them at a later time, but, for now, you are only to be in this very moment.
Now go to your quiet inner place. Go deep inside to a place where you feel at peace, and then just relax and breathe in deeply and enjoy the feeling of being at one and peace within yourself.
Use this particular time and place to be calm. Free your mind and body of worry, regret, disappointment, anger, and grief.
Stress-Busting Tip #2
Think of one particular act, such as rocking your baby, taking a quick stroll, raking the leaves, and do that one simple thing. All the while, your mind is quiet and calm, and you are in your own special place within.
Practice this act of quiet and calm each day, and you will see that you will accomplish so much more. At the first sign of being stressed, go back to this mindful, quiet place and start all over again until you have reached your inner place of calm.
Stress-Busting Tip #3
The absolute best thing that you can do for yourself is eat, drink and rest – to your health!
Stress is quickly brought on by not eating and drinking correctly. In addition, when you don’t get the number of hours of sleep that you need each night, you are only setting yourself up for additional stress.
Limit the amount of salt, sugar, caffeine and alcohol in your diet. Instead, drink plenty of clean, pure water each day and do moderate exercise each day. This will breathe new life into your skin, hair and will nourish all of your vital organs.
Stress-Busting Tip # 4
Take time to breathe properly! Take deep belly breathes to send pure oxygen to all of your body. Laugh and then laugh some more. It is food for the soul!
Spend time doing the things that please you most. Engage in healthy and fulfilling relationships and work on problems that would erode your closeness with someone special.
When we are content and living a balanced life, everyday stresses seem to pale in comparison. As a result, we are better equipped to deal with the unexpected.
You can take control today! But, first, isolate only one particular stressor in your life and work on it until you regain control. At the very least, have some new hope!
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