Breathe? Whadya mean Breathe? That is IT? That is too easy! Yep. It’s so simple as that imagine it or not. Making it a priority to pause and take deep, soul-stirring breaths throughout the day is a luxury we deny ourselves-especially once we are under the gun. It isn’t enough to recollect to breathe deeply during yoga or meditation (for people who practice). Consciously pulling in, then releasing out the air we breathe throughout the day is grounding, centering, balancing and clarifying. And. It’s FREE! One other perk is that it feels good, and it sets you as much as make higher, more focused decisions and to listen to your Inner Guidance more clearly.
2- HYDRATE WITH WATER.
Whadya mean coffee is not a stress reliever?????
Not Gatorade. Not Coconut Milk. Not Kombucha. Not coffee. But WATER. We’re mostly water so why not supply yourself with whatchore fabricated from? Taking time to drink, not gulp, down some water from a natural source boosts the immune system, helps with headaches, flushes out toxins, increases brain power and provides energy. Does not imply you possibly can’t have the opposite stuff, but attempt to make H2O your go-to. Should you buy bottled water, read the label to make certain it’s from a natural source. Couple that with deep breaths and also you’re able to slay again!
3- EXERCISE YOUR POSITIVITY MUSCLE.
What Positivity Muscle? That is not a part of the human anatomy…
Should you’re principally a cynic, a skeptic, a realist or some other kinda ‘tellin’ it prefer it is person,’ attempt to shift your perspective every every now and then… then try greater than every every now and then. Taking a look at the dark side of things sure does heap on the stress after which some! Flip da script, shift the ‘tude (as in attitude) open the blinds and let the sunshine shine IN! Oops, it’s possible you’ll actually feel good consequently… until the voices in The Mind Chorus chime in that you just’re being delusional… ahhhh, that is for one more article but within the meantime, give locating and exercising your Positivity Muscle a workout! Psst… it’s in your heart.
4-Which brings me to… EXPECT THE BEST.
The one that all the time expects the worst to occur is true. The one that all the time expects the very best to occur is true.
WHAT????? EXPECT THE BEST???? THE SKY IS FALLING, EVERYTHING IS IMPLODING THE WORLD IS A MESS POLITICS POVERTY THE ECONOMY MY MY MY!!!! Well now, aren’t this stuff moderately stressful subjects to bat around while navigating your day? Focusing upon worry versus being open in receiving ideas for solutions add to the muck and mire in The Mind Chorus. Our viewpoint and outlook make an enormous difference on stress levels. Expecting the worst to occur on a regular basis puts you in fight or flight mode. CONSTANTLY. Numerous adrenal firing which may result in Adrenal Stress… which could also be one among the explanations ya cannot sleep at night cause ya all the time wired… as much as we would love to, we cannot save the world so long as we remain in Stress Out Mode. Sure bad things occur, but good things also occur. The one that all the time expects the worst to occur is true. The one that all the time expects the very best to occur is true. Which side of the fence do you wish to sit on? One viewpoint all the time results in much much way more stress. Right away, it’s possible you’ll be taking a look at me (through the words on the page) like I’m crazy but I assure you, I’m not. Living most of my life totally stressed to the Nth degree, I even have experienced first hand what expecting the worst can do and the way it reeks havoc on the body. I even have also experienced what expecting the very best looks like. Not suggesting you bury your head within the sand or be naïve about personal, family or world crises, but I’m suggesting that worrying about it doesn’t change it one bit.
5- CARRY AN ESSENTIAL OIL AROUND or keep it at your work station.
Essential oils are da bomb digeddy!
Don’t fret, it won’t fumigate a room when you just dab a really small amount in your wrist, (make certain you or the people near you’ve no allergies) or add a pair drops on a tissue or cotton ball. Successful from essential oils like Peppermint, (my personal fave) Lavender, or Chamomile can have a soothing, calming effect. Also helps with headaches, particularly when you mix it with suggestions 1-4.
6- PRESS ON THOSE PRESSURE POINTS.
They do a body good
They are not just meant to disable your opponent in a fight. The body is loaded with pressure points, many within the hand, arm, chest, head and shoulder regions. Pressing on them can knock out a headache, boost energy, reduce heat, and calm ya right on down.
7- BREATHE DEEPLY. Oh yeah I said that. But one can never say that enough. Throw in an affirmation or two when you’re at it and like anything that is recent, it gets higher with desire, diligence, intention and repetition–all in all, stress relief is a Practice.
In essence, we’re the guardians of our temples for our life span. It’s in our greatest interest to take as much excellent care of ourselves as possible. Being aware of what we eat together with getting enough exercise is great and essential, yet taking good care of ourselves goes well beyond being vegan, veggie, pescatarian, carnivore or whether we get our laps across the track or within the pool on an everyday basis–there is a Mindfulness aspect that usually gets neglected. Being Mindful of our stress levels and doing something constructive about it makes for a way more centered, more balanced, more enjoyable lifestyle.