Is your life wrecked by stress and health issues? Take the necessary steps to overcome stress, increase good health and learn to be happy.
Let’s talk about the issue of stress first.
That’s just it… TALK – Stress has a very powerful influence on your life, here is a suggestion to overcome stress by talking.
Talk to a trusted friend.
Schedule a time to talk and vent your problem. Sometimes there is so much stress bottled up that it begins to affect the way our body works. Give it a voice, letting it out is a good way to de-stress.
Now let’s address a system to reduce the stress.
Use positive affirmations. This doesn’t mean that you go about all day chanting the mantra “om”. This is just where we channel our negative thoughts.
Listen to the way you talk.
Many times we are not aware of our negative feelings until we hear what others hear. If you are not coping well with the stressors in your life then consider the negativity you are carrying around.
It’s your stress and your health.
Is your stress level out of control? How does it affect your health? One way to over come these out of control stress levels is to write. Write your story, if you are a grandmother, write your life history to pass on to the next generation or possibly your own children. This helps with stress and records details your children are not even aware of. Another control is to volunteer. Everywhere we look there are people or animals that need our love and help.
Keeping a stress journal will identify stressors in your life and also patterns.
Go to the gym or set up a special exercise area in your home. Do this regularly, just a few minutes a day in the beginning then increase the amount of time you spend exercising as you feel you can. Relaxing is the goal here, not seeing how many miles you can walk in a certain length of time.
As I’ve stated many times – Happiness is an inside job!
Know that you have the ability to change and adapt to the world around you. Relax your body and mind and be very selective about the things that are allowed to upset you. Be flexible and go with the flow, taking everything personally just builds stress.
I would love to know your ideas for relieving stress, taking care of your health and the things you do that make you happy!
Tonnia N. Smith