Oftentimes stress will manifest when we carry over yesterday’s concerns into our present day concerns. An accumulation of leftover negative emotions from stressful situations will almost always build up to become a catalyst of chronic stress.
To eliminate stress, it is therefore critical to develop the ability to “dump” all of our concerns from the previous day or days and concentrate wholly on the present day and moment in time.
1. Be Mindful of the Present
Resolve right now to release every thought from the past and only be mindful of the now, and how good you currently feel in the moment…. 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, each and every problem, and each and every unresolved moment, begin to dissolve. You can deal with them at a later time. For now, you are only to be in this very moment.
Now go to your inner quiet place. Go deep inside to a place where you feel that you are at peace and then just relax and breathe in deeply and enjoy the feeling of being at one and at peace within yourself.
Use this mindful practice to be calm. Free your mind and body of all worry, all regret, all disappointment, all anger and grief.
2. Use Everyday Activities as an Anchor to Promote Calm
Next, 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 mindful 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 situation and start all over again until you have reached your inner place of calm.
3. Treat Your Body Like a Temple
The very best thing that you can do for yourself is to eat, drink and rest – to your health!
Stress is easily brought on by not eating and drinking properly.
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. Drink plenty of clean, pure water each day and do at least moderate exercise each day.
This will breathe new life into your skin, hair and will nourish all of your vital organs.
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 the closeness that you have with your someone special.
When we are content and living a balanced life everyday stresses seem to pale in comparison. We are better equipped to deal with the unexpected, the challenges and the roadbumps.
Make the conscious effort to take control today.
Isolate only one particular stressor in your life and then work on it until you regain a sense of equilibrium in life.
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