Relax Into Your Destiny
By Jackie Stanley
Take a deep breath and ease into contours of your life. Pause regularly and remind yourself to trust the process and know that if you stay the path, you will get to where you need to go. If you continue eating well and exercising regularly you will achieve your goals. Try to remain calm and confident when the road gets steep. Let go of your need to control, surrender to the soothing sound of your inner voice and follow where it leads Here are a few things you can do to begin the journey.
Soak your troubles away in a tub of hot water filled with bubbles. Remain in the tub until your mind and body feel renewed or the water gets too cold.
Read All New People by Anne Lammott
Why do we make it all seem like a crisis, over and over again? Why do we worry it all to death, like dogs with socks or chew-toys? Look at it this way, "In a hundred years? - All new people."
No News Is Good News
Give yourself a break from watching the news on television. Stories about murder, madness, mayhem and flu shot shortages can wreak havoc on your mental health.
Peace of Mind
Sit quietly and review your mind for anxiety or stress provoking thoughts and images. You might envision a person or an event. As each image pops into your head, say these words to yourself: I choose to see peace instead this. Continue this exercise for about five minutes. Repeat as needed.
What is the biggest source of stress in your life? Is it your job, a sick family member, or financial problems? Stop surrendering your health and well-being to stress, and start taking action - send out your resume, ask your friends for support or make an appointment with a debt counselor. Remember, focusing on how you can solve the problem may lead to an increased sense of overwhelm. Instead, think about small things you can do to relieve the tension.
About The Author
Jacqueline D. Stanley: Author, Speaker, Chief Encouragement Officer at Lettuce Is Not Enough University: The Place to Learn How to Live Well and Lose Weight.