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IS STRESS GETTING THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE?
Work your way to a stress free life with the methods below.
1. Break the stress cycle
Relieve your symptoms of stress by exercising, meditating, sleeping etc. Take care of your body by eating well and getting enough sleep and exercise. Besides, you can try observing your reactions to stressors and whether they are appropriate for the situation. Observation alone is a great way to manage stress.
2. Look for grace.
Keep an eye out for little miracles in your life. The ability to breathe, the functions of your limbs, having all of your limbs, the ability to read, and write to name a few. The more you focus your attention on what you are grateful for, the better you will begin to feel.
3. Find quiet.
God talks when we listen. When you reconnect and align with your Higher Self, nature and your Higher Power, the ways to manage your stress naturally appear. Our little human worries seem inconsequential compared to the grander scale of things.
4. Do that which makes you feel close to God.
Put yourself in the environment where you feel God. If you don't at the moment, go to where you used to feel sacredness. You can try going back to church or any sacred places to sit and relax. Once you feel happy and alive, you are connected/aligned closely to God. When you feel bad you have drifted from Source energy (God).
5. Remember what you love.
For mothers, loving our children can reconnect us to the Divine. This includes nature, life and your partner. Re-member the love that you are and your life will begin to look up.
6. Find a trusted person or persons to support your desire to reconnect.
This person could be a priest, minister or friend or grandmother. Discuss about ways to manage your stress spiritually. Brainstorm ways you can face and overcome stress triggers when they arise in your life.
7. Remember when you used to be connected and aligned with your Higher Self and make it a practice to remember that every day.
When stress approaches, recall that peaceful time and imagine actually being there. Remember how protected you felt then. By dong so you align yourself with a more empowering energy.
Practice being fully present and mindful. Give yourself the assignment of being mindful for 1 day, 1 hour or 1 minute. Really be present. Observe yourself and the events around you and fully participate with your heart.
9. Choose to change your patterns
Make a choice to find yourself again. Re-align however, do not force it nor stress about it. It is not advisable to manage stress by creating more stress.
10. Be grateful
Remember to be thankful every day for everything that you have in your life. Gratitude is one of the most powerful energies out here. Why not start making it work to your advantage?