Reduce Stress by Breathing Like This

When you have a period of stress, do you ever notice how shallow you are breathing? I know I am barely breathing while I’m rushing to get things done, or am nervous about something.

I’ve known how to breathe with my diaphragm since I was in Junior High Choir, but somehow, that all goes out the window when I’m just trying to get something accomplished in a hurry or have a boatload of “stuff” to get done. You, too?

So, know that as I am sharing this with you, I need this reminder even more!

Breathing to Relax

How to Breathe to Relax: [Read more…]

Stressful day? Find Your “Mindful Spot”!

You have more meetings than time to produce and your phone is going crazy with calls, emails and text messages. Pretty soon your head is spinning, your eating whatever is handy, and you’re getting a little snippy at the smallest inconvenience. Sound familiar?

What can you do to maintain your calm, get everything organized to continue being productive, and stay focused while your phone is ringing away? Find your mindful spot.

Your mindful spot is the place you can go to disengage yourself from the overwhelm, and put you into your peaceful calm.

Focus on things around you where you are right now, and breathe. Take a little stroll in the fresh air.

Ladies Power Walking

Sing a happy song.

Do some positive self talk like:
“I am fully able to handle everything that comes my way with a positive attitude and successful outcome”.

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Organize, prioritize and make lists in the order of importance and when things need to be accomplished.

Think happy thoughts and …

smile

Most of all, Keep SMILING!

Mindfulness Reduces Stress

summer fruitsWhen your doctor tells you to make lifestyle changes, what does that mean? By now I think everyone knows the big changes to make:

  • Stop smoking,
  • cut out alcohol,
  • start exercising regularly,
  • eat a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, lean meats and nuts.

One could do all of the above, and without working on reducing stress – or learning how to change your perception of things that cause you stress – your risk for stress related health issues will remain the same.

How do we get a handle on stress so that it no longer influences our health in a negative way? [Read more…]

Put On A Happy Face!

I LOVE TO SMILE!!!Smiling with tomatoes by Odddutch

I love to smile and I especially love it when someone smiles at me! It makes me feel like we are sharing something really special!

A smile imparts pleasantness and favor, acceptance, appreciation and love.  Smiles promoteThere's always a reason to smile by Jeff Engelhardt optimism, exude confidence,  share a secret understanding, transmit happiness, uplift the spirits, provoke curiosity and are rays of sunshine.  Smiles can open doors, hearts and minds. They can be felt within a telephone conversation, or transmitted in an email or tweet. They let the receiver know that you are confident, approachable, friendly and happy!smiles for a bride by charmedhunter27

SShiny Happy People from Montreal by cdrykmiling words:  Thank you so much!  You are too kind! I appreciate you and all that you do! You are the best!   You  made my day!  How can I help you?  You are so sweet!   Thanks for the laugh! (- I know you can think of more!)

A smile can precede a spontaneous giggle or hearty laugh.  Smiles just make life better!

As I get older, I am smiling more because I have so much to be thankful for…….and it is a natural facelift, straightening out my wrinkles, unfurrowing my brows, and relaxing my whole face!

So from now on, resolve to Smile More, Smile Often and have a Fabulous Day!

Thanks for stopping by, and for heaven’s sake SMILE!!

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