Quite often you hear that stress is the primary
culprit in illness, in work related absences and
in overall discontentment. Hospitals have
added meditation and massage to their services for
this very reason. Below you’ll find tools
that’ll relieve stress 24/7 and at no charge.
Nature automatically has a comforting effect
on your psyche, so shift your attention to the outdoors. Driving
along an ocean’s shore evokes that sense of calm. Digging
in a garden dissolves stress quickly. If you
are unable to interact with live plants, artificial
plants, or even paintings that emulate the same
type of feeling can work.
Evaluate your home by standing for a moment in
each room and notice your feelings. Bright,
vibrant colors tend to keep you stimulated and active
and are great in rooms where you keep busy.
Muted, subtle tones soothe and relax. Your
bedroom beckons consideration for it is where you
rest and refresh. Then there is the congestion
of things. It blocks energy flow and creativity,
and can not only cause physical maladies, but emotional
as well- clear up clutter and lift your mood.
Meditation, prayer and music; are all excellent
de-stressors and achieve inner and outer harmony.
Meditation specifically, eases you into a state
of relaxed, altered consciousness, bliss and oneness.
Consistent daily practice is recommended for immense
and long term benefits- though only five minutes
a day can still harvest excellent results.
Please read first and then know that you have
the ability to use your mind, to form mental images
that will carry you into a wonderful place.
Imagine a blank screen, ready for your thought projections.
It is any size and any color you like. On
this screen there is nothing more then light, yet
in a moment it will be filled by you and your unique
images. These are your mental images of a
world in which you are always in a peaceful, blissful,
harmonious state. (Remember this is your world
and you can see it any way you like).
First imagine the light transforming into your
favorite color. See what you feel like when
all is well in your world. Imagine what you’d
look like in your perfect state of being calm. Imagine
what you feel like in this state and imagine all
those around you noticing this tremendous outpouring
of serenity; as if you yourself have become fully
radiant light. Stay in this place as long
as you are comfortable. You can let your mind
take you on an adventure, or you may simply return
to the present moment feeling soothed and content.
Instantaneous stress relievers:
Recite A, E, I, O. U repeatedly out loud
until you smile.
Stomp on the grass barefoot.
Stand still for a moment and breathe deeply.
Affirm “I am now becoming peaceful.”
Summoning peace can become a conditioned response...
It is simply a matter of time.