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Your physical and mental health are
extremely integrated, intimately connected, and totally interdependent. By
changing a few key areas in our life, we can improve our physical health,
increase our mental stability, and create a more productive lifestyle.
First, do an self assessment.
Take the stress
test, also ask yourself:
Are you getting sick more frequently?
Are you experiencing sleep disorders?
Are you feeling more emotional,
irrational or depressed?
Are you eating, sleeping, smoking or
drinking more often?
Are you losing interest in having fun
with your friends or family?
If you said yes to any of the above, you're
on the right page, please continue reading.
There are four steps you need to take:
Step One - Identify your Energy Zappers
Step Two - Develop Healthy Habits
Step Three - Use Stress Busters
Realize stress as "an individual's
perception of a physical or psychological threat. It's just an idea, a
notion". Take a different outlook on stress. Think of stress as
an opportunity. Think of a threat as a seed for creativity.
Listen to your body and take breaks or
naps when necessary (even if it's a short one)
Practice relaxation techniques (Yoga,
deep breathing, creative visualization)
Absorb nutrients (8 oz. orange juice, 4
oz carbonated water)
Practice the 3 Minute Mini Refresher:
Add beauty to your surroundings (clean
house, fresh flowers, music, etc.)
Live the Moment - When you're in the
shower, feel it. When you're talking to your kids, listen. When you're
eating, taste the food.
Real stress management gets to the source
of thought, you become a thinker in charge of the thought. Instead of a
victim to the environment, you become a creator of the environment.
Step Four - Create a Balance Lifestyle
Work smart, not hard
Take time to rest
Take part in recreational activities
Take time for yourself
Say no (when appropriate)
Make time for fun, play and
Connect with those we love most
Perfect Health, The Complete Mind/Body
Guide by Deepak Chopra, MD
Beat Stress by Lynn Allison