De-Stressing

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“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”
Steve Maraboli

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More and more it can seem like our lives are becoming too hectic. It is as if we purposely overload ourselves with more things than we could possibly ever accomplish. As I am going to sleep I think about all the things I need to get done and when I am awake during the day I think about all the things that need to get done.

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Destressing is all about getting your mind off of the stresses of life. Anything that will accomplish this can be helpful in making you feel calm and at peace.

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Walking is one of the best exercises and a brilliant stress reliever. A good walk can put the world in perspective and soothe our frayed nerves. Today, why not go for a 15 – 30-minute walk? You do not have to go anywhere special. A walk around your neighborhood, with an an open mind, can be just as interesting as a hike through the hills.

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Pay attention to all of the sights, sounds and smells. You might see the deep red colour of the berries in the hedge, the golden yellow leaves on the trees. Be open to all your senses. Smell the mustiness of the autumn leaves; feel the sun on your head; the breeze on your face; watch how the patterns of light and shade shift unexpectedly.

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By having a positive appreciation for the small things in our life we cam create a feeling of well being. It is simple, once a day you bring to mind 10 things that you are grateful for, counting them on your fingers. Stretch to get to 10 things, even when it becomes increasingly harder after three or four. This brings to your awareness the tiny, previously unnoticed elements of the day.

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Try it and feel the benefits today.

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“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Amit Ray

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