Easy Ways To Ease Stress
Breathe ! Many of us breathe shallowly, which means we breathe
only into our chest. It is more calming, relaxing and healthy to breathe
fully into our abdomen using the diaphragm.
During long periods of concentrated activity take frequent breaks.
When working, writing , studying, typing on the computer, or any other
focused activity take a break for at least 1 minute per 1 hour of activity.
You can stretch, take in a couple of deep breaths, walk around, get
a drink of water, or simply go outside; fresh air is wonderful for the
bodys circulation. The main point is to allow the body a change
of pace and recovery time
Exercise and get plenty of fresh air. Exercise is not only good for
our body , but also our mind. In exercising our brain produces
and activates the hormonal substance endorphins which has a sedating,
calming, euphoric effect on body and mind creating a mental state of
a natural high and feeling "up with life." Cardiovascular
exercise also releases in a healthy positive way pent up tension, frustration
and anger. Which can be a natural by product of life.... so do something
beneficial with it!
Balanced diet. Get plenty of green vegetables, and whole
grains. These foods act as "stress buffers" cleansing, toning,
and balancing the body. Also, if you are taking vitamin supplements
they need to have food present in the body to be of benefit. Vitamins
work synergistically with food. Also a balanced diet allows the body
to be consistently fueled and nourished.
Drink plenty of water; preferably
filtered water, or spring water. Research has shown that there is no
better liquid for the body.
Balanced lifestyle. Time for leisure, rest and rejuvenation.
A balanced lifestyle includes activities to enhance , harmonize, relax,
and integrate mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Have a creative outlet. A hobby;
some activity that does not have to generate income. This can be painting,
drawing, sewing, fishing, crafts, reading, writing, journal keeping,
writing poetry, or perhaps meeting with friends for a philosophical
conversation. A hobby can turn into a business, however that is not
the main focus. It is enjoyment and creativity in and of itself.
Supportive friends, family; an association with like minded individuals.
It is important for us all to have someone we can share and talk with
on an intimate level. This communication and understanding sometimes
comes from family members, however most often it comes from friends
and associates that we develop a bond with because of similar interests
and life situations.
A program or outlet that allows you to grow and expand. Studies
have shown in the elderly that those that used their mind beneficially
did not usually develop Alzheimers disease. Keep exploring and
enjoying that precious gift called "you".
Laughter. Laughter is still the best age old medicine. In
fact, there are many clinics and cancer therapies that include this
in their treatment. Laugh at yourself, laugh with others.
A bird is able to fly high because he takes her/himself lightly.
an active part in your life. It is an expression of YOU....