Stress can affect overall health by interfering with sleep, decreasing immune function, and causing GI distress. But more than this, how we handle stress determines how much impact it has on our physical health.
Six Ways to De-Stress:
• Find that zero point in you. That Sacred spot where your calm resides. This can be reached by being still for just a few moments early in your day. Your physical sense will hold that stillness and you can re-connect with that spot as your day unfolds. Meditation respites 5 minutes each 2 times a day can take you back to that spot.
• Practice deep breathing. Shallow breaths are nothing more that rapid taps on a drum that beat out a rhythm of anxiety. Long breaths allow our reconnection with that inner peaceful self.
• Eat Well – Food with protein vs. sugar and fats. Comfort foods provide only temporary comfort. They actually cause your body to go into a rollercoaster mode which can increase a negative cycle.
• Do not try to be all things to all people. Women are the biggest offenders of throwing everything into the kettle and try to handle all --- till the melt down. Men compartmentalize and tend not to multi-task – thus being less likely candidates of stress.