Who doesn't have stress? I know I do! I have been trying deep breathing. Also I think that stretching helps. In the car on the way to work and when I get to work I practice deep breathing. When I get to work I do an upper body stretch. This helps me start my day off in a relaxed manner. Also, I am not sure if I believe in aromatherapy, but I do use a hand cream that supposedly promotes stress relief. And of course, exercise - I go for a walk every day at lunch to clear my mind. Also, getting enough sleep helps too!
For me, this sentence is so funny and ironic: "Unless you’re lucky enough to be able to escape to a tropical island at the drop of a hat, learning how to deal with stress in a positive way is more important than ever." I guess I would have to escape to another island. I live in a tropical island and it seems everybody is always stressed out. However, the tips in the article are very useful.
I have been doing mental imagery when I bike on the local Rails to Trails. I find it like stepping into a time machine, and I can almost hear the chucg of the traiins that one were there, hear the ghostly whistle as they round the bend. I read the article on Walking Meditation....I do Biking Meditation. I also practice deep, diaphramatic breathing to drift off to sleep.
12/26/2009 7:33:35 AM
This was a good article with very helpful information. I have been using these techniques for several years, and find them to be extremely beneficial.
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