WARNING: (This could be life changing!)
Don’t you love the word automagically? It says it all! Like, wow, wave a magic wand and instantly change something!
These six tips are magical. They are magical because they work for every human – universally – no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe. They are kind of like the ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz. You’ve got the power, baby – now just click those heels together!
While stress is different for everyone and what stresses you out may calm your best friend, these six things release stress instantly J
# 1 De-cluttering your physical environment
Everything is made up of moving molecules. And every piece of stuff you have in your home and your workspace brings its own energy. Clear energy brings calmness. So, the less stuff you have in your space, the less energy interference and therefore, less stress.
The Japanese are the masters of this concept. Have you ever been to a real Zen garden? I have been once – to the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California. It isn’t a library at all – it is a botanical garden. When I first entered the Zen garden, I could have lived there forever. The peace is all encompassing.
The Chinese also understand this. They invented feng shui, a balancing art focused on placement of objects in a room. The theory is that the placement influences the energy of the people who live and work there and as a result, impacts life experience – health, abundance, relationships, etc.
You don’t have to do the Zen thing or practice feng shui. All you need to do is get rid of – sell, donate, discard or give away anything that doesn’t bring you joy.
It’s that simple.
#2 De-cluttering your mind
Our brains are constantly creating new thoughts, ideas, and messages. And, if we don’t clear out the words, they keep piling up and filling up space. And that mind clutter feeds or even creates stress.
The best way to de-clutter the mind is through meditation. Some people think that meditation is difficult, time consuming and alternative. Actually it is easy, can be effective in as little as 5 minutes a day and is becoming more main stream than you might think. Football teams even practice it.
Meditation is simply sitting in silence and breathing. You can listen to soothing music or use a guided meditation. Or you can just sit and breathe.
It works wonders.
Laughter is a stress reliever that not only works for the person creating it, but also for those who join in. If you need a break, find something to laugh at.
Seriously, you will release bunches of stress 😉
It lifts your spirit.
Not only does sleep relieve stress, but too little sleep causes stress. American culture dictates that we apologize when we need sleep.
Sleep is a universally effective calming activity and sometimes, when we need to rejuvenate, we can need as much as twelve to fifteen hours of sleep.
Give yourself permission to sleep when your body needs it. Also, honor the need for other people in your household to sleep. Sleep automagically releases stress and makes your body more stress resilient.
It soothes and strengthens.
#5 An Attitude of Gratitude
This one is super simple. It’s all about focusing on the positives. Even when you feel like you are drowning in negatives.
Did you know that race car drivers have one rule and that this rule keeps them alive and out of trouble on the track? Don’t look at the wall.
If you have ever snowboarded, you learn this right away, look at where you want to go and your board will take you there.
Practice being thankful every day. Keep the things for which you are grateful at the top of your mind. Mentally list them in the shower or when you are driving to work.
It makes you feel positive.
The interesting thing about prayer is that is works no matter what you believe.
Prayer releases your burdens to a higher power and opens the door to possibilities and solutions.
When we pray together or all pray for the same thing – the power increases.
When we ask for assistance from an ascended master or other spiritual helper, the results improve.
But, if you just sit down and silently release your burden and ask for guidance or help, the stress associated with your challenge is diminished.
While it is important and beneficial for you to understand the calming activities that work for you based on your own stress profile, it is also easy to practice the six tips we shared here.
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To your vitality,