Happy Sunday Friends!
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Stress is so unhealthy to have in your life, yet we all do it! Stress comes at us from all directions of our lives: work, family, friends, health, other responsibilities. We stress about the most unnecessary things that we can’t even control.
Stress affects our health drastically. It increases your risk for many sicknesses and even leads to depression. No one should be so stressed that they don’t allow themselves to feel joy. You must fight the fight and not let stress overtake your life. You’re the boss!
My Ways to De-Stress:
- Constant Communication w/God
- Creating a No Stress Zone
I have found that the more I let go the better I perform and feel. Talking to the Lord each day whenever hard things come my way helps me to maintain perspective and reminds me what is most important in life. Keeping perspective is crucial for a healthy life. Think in terms of one year. In one year, will this mistake matter or affect your whole life? Chances are it wont.
Creating a somewhat sanctuary can be a way to escape from a long day. This can be either a physical or mental space. For some people it’s their church, others it’s the arms of a loved one, or meditation, or cuddling with sweet furry friends. Find yours.
Sweet Puppy Time
Exercise is also a great way to let go and let your mind go free. A good sweat session brings me a feeling of control and makes me feel powerful and strong. Ready for anything!
And, of course you need laughter! Make sure you laugh every single day, there are plenty of reasons to laugh in life. Don’t be so serious.
Laughter is the Language of the Soul
I loved this Ted Talk discussing the way you should think of stress. Turns the concept on its head and turns stress into a positive experience.
Here are some other good tips on Reducing Stress.
Let’s all stay stress free this week!