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Are you already shaping up for the New Year? Sounds about right, January first is only a few days away, and who can claim to be prepared? Anyone? Right again.
With the holiday frenzy right upon us, everybody seems to be busy in gathering presents, or eating healthy to fit into that old gown, or trying to lose those last extra pounds that we will gain right back in a month or two. However, has anybody ever considered they should try to get rid of stress instead of focusing on the external things?
While it is a great thing to keep yourself healthy and fit physically, and live your life to the fullest, most of us never pay attention to the stuff that’s piled up inside. Our fast-paced lives leave us almost no time to pay attention to our stress levels, and keep us from living to the best of our potential.
Chronic stress can be found everywhere you look, and if you make a living and work on Earth, it’s almost impossible for you to never experience it. If you have been suffering from stress, maybe the best resolution for this year is to let go of all the worries and get rid of stress that you have accumulated this year. That would be the right way to truly cherish and celebrate the holidays!
There are hundreds of very simple habits that you can adopt, and things you can do to deal with then release all the stress in your body and mind. Here is a list of things that can help you find the ‘happy place’ you’ve been looking for.
There is no mystery to it anymore; meditation can help you actualize your current condition and then move forward. It’s a way of being conscious of your being, and trying to find the inner core of who you are. If you are not one to do-it-yourself, you can opt for a short guided meditation to get you in to form.
The practice has been around for centuries and modern science agrees with its benefits. Meditation can actually help you find what’s causing the stress you are trying to get rid of, and then deal with the issues from the root up. At the end of the day, a healthy mindset free of stress means a healthier and happier life.
People have experienced stress from the beginning of times, and to imagine the kind of life-threatening situations the early humans might have gotten themselves into because of it is a bit scary. When you are stressed, your body starts to produce large amounts of cortisol, adrenaline, and stress hormones. Your blood pressure increases, the heartbeat quickens, your pupils dilate, and you can even start to breathe rapidly. The body naturally prepares itself to battle, but while this response is effective when you are in danger, it might be very harmful for your daily life.