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Sunday, January 3, 2010

How to Overcome Stress in Your Life - Alpha Brain Waves

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By Veronica Carrillo

Many people think of stress as unpleasant situations in their lives. For some, it may be how their boss treats them. For others it may be a physical condition such as an illness or a death in the family. Actually stress is our response to these situations, not the situations themselves. Challenging life situations happen to all of us. The more energy and vitality we have, the more easily we meet and adapt to challenging situations. These 9 healthy lifestyle habits build a natural foundation of energy and vitality. They help us become more resilient to the challenges of life. They help to minimize the stress response.

Breathe slowly and deeply several times a day. Breath is essential to life. It brings required oxygen for metabolism. It carries away toxins we no longer need. When we are caught in a stress response, our breathing tends to become rapid and shallow. When we breathe slowly and deeply we relax. Drink at least 8 glasses of pure water every day. This practice supports our healthy hydration. We lose fluid every day as part of our natural body processes. When we fail to replace it we can become mildly or severely dehydrated. Virtually every biochemical reaction in our bodies requires adequate water. To function with optimum health drink pure water or herb tea and avoid caffeinated drinks.

We live in Queenstown, New Zealand. It's pretty remote place and you don't have to drive far to get into the wild. So 10min later I was out of town and within 30min I was in one of my favourite spots down by the river with lots of wilding Pine Trees all around me. I must have spent 30min running around the rocks and through the bush trying to find the perfect one. I found it perched on the side of the cliff overlooking the river. So I cut it down, dragged it back to the car and cruised back home with the window down, sun shining and music pumping (yes folks its summer for Christmas down here in the Southern Hemisphere).

When looking for expert help, try looking up stress management training programs on the internet and you will find that there are plenty of programs available that you can learn from, with whatever you may be dealing with. Stress management training will prove itself invaluable when you feel that you are beginning to feel burned out and have no other methods in your arsenal that seem to work.

Practice prayer and meditation daily. This is essential to help us adapt to the challenges and situations we face. Prayer and meditation bring acceptance of what we can not change. They also bring insights into what we can change so that life flows with greater joy and peace. Be consistently kind to yourself and others. Be kind with your thoughts as well as your actions. Kindness nourishes, soothes and heals our emotions. It reduces stressful feelings of isolation. Kindness connects us with the more beautiful aspects of life. It makes life worth living.

Discover your life purpose by asking yourself, "What helps me feel joy, or a sense of accomplishment?" Then take systematic action steps to fulfill it. When we know from within our own hearts, why we are here, life does not feel so stressful. Purpose brings energy and clarity. We are able to be more efficient and effective with our time and resources. Working toward our life purpose counteracts stress. It promotes a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. There are many other effective natural stress relief techniques and habits. However these 9 healthy habits help prevent stress by providing a strong basic foundation for energy and vitality.

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