Everyone feels stressed at one time or another.
But how much is too much?
When it makes us feel like our chest is tightening and our stomach is churning...
Our mind is overrun with negative thoughts that won’t go away.
And we toss and turn in bed unable to fall asleep.
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
Are you heading for an early grave? Here is what the research says.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in today’s world, our stress levels have surged off the charts. Mainly due to our busy lifestyles, high-pressure work environment, poor sleeping patterns, poor eating habits, and in many cases, financial insecurity.
We now live in a world where two out of three people are bogged down and plagued by moderate to high levels of stress daily.
Let me ask you something
Is stress bogging you down?
Are you one of the millions of people heading towards an early grave?
I don’t mean to scare you, but the facts are in, and the research shows some dire and downright scary results…Stress could be doing some severe damage to your health.
If you find it tough to manage your stress and anxiety levels, it could be crippling you…
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Coming up I have THREE super simple ways to lower and eliminate stress from your life so you wake up each day knowing you are capable of anything.
You simply can’t afford NOT to get this area of your life sorted right now. Don’t just blow this off.
Imagine how free you will feel when all the stress and anxiety bottled up inside you melt away like an iceberg in the sun…
When you are finally free to concentrate on what really matters.
And that’s enjoying life…
So what is stress doing to you?
Stress is a common phenomenon for each of us. According to recent research findings, it leads to adverse health effects in fifty-three percent of all adults.
In fact, some researchers are now referring to stress as the new normal because it has become so prevalent.
Stress has been linked to different types of physical disorders.
Researchers have found a connection of stress with six of the leading causes of death.
>> Heart disease
>> Lung ailments
>> Cirrhosis of the liver
Stress also weakens the immune system and your ability to fight off those nasty colds, and flu’s in winter.
I am sure you can agree that this is some serious stuff…
Yet, Stress is not just a physical thing. It is also an emotional thing.
In its advanced form, stress can quickly transform into distress. Distress that disturbs the internal balance of your body and results in tension, anxiety, anger, or depression.
It can lead to severe effects on the mental health of a person and can lead to constant negative thoughts racing through our minds.
Stress also attacks your body through your cognitive functions. Scientists have proven studies that show stress often leads to a significant decline in the cognitive faculties in human beings.
In essence, we lose the capacity to reason. We forget things.
Our thoughts become disorganized, and we struggle to be creative because stress has taken hold of our emotions, feelings, and thoughts.
New research shows that over 75% of the arguments we have with our family members and loved ones are the direct result of STRESS.
BUT it’s not all bad news because there is a simple, effective way to lower and in some cases eliminate the stress from your life.
So what exactly can you do to reduce your stress levels and become healthier and happier?
Well, right now, I would like to share with you FIVE simple things anyone can do that will reduce your stress levels and bring balance to your inner core.
Stress management and elimination techniques
One way to relieve constant stress and worry is through meditation
I find that meditation and relaxation techniques have helped control my stress levels and my moods.
Now, I know there are a few people who are skeptical when it comes to meditation, and a few years ago I was one of them.
For years, I would dismiss the idea that these techniques would have any effect on my life. It wasn’t until I was forced to attend a meditation and relaxation boot camp with my colleagues at a previous job that I really began to see the value.
Almost instantly, I found my stress levels melt away, and my mind and thought patterns became much clearer.
It was an eye-opening experience and has now become a part of my daily routine, and I continue to see fantastic benefits.
I have increased energy, I am more relaxed, and I am happier.
Of course, there are many different types of meditation practiced by millions of cultures around the world.
From Buddhist meditation to Mantra meditation to Yoga meditations, there are many to choose from and which one you want is up to you. Do some research and find which type fits you and your lifestyle.
This stress management technique uses passive concentration and awareness of the body sensations for relaxation.
Doctors use Autogenic training as a part of therapy for many ailments.
In this technique, one focuses upon different sensations in different organs of the body through repetition of the autogenic “formulas”.
Those sensations include warmth, heaviness and more.
It does not require any particular physical exercise or skills.
It only requires some amount of time and patience.
This stress management technique is widely popular in Europe. It is gaining ground in the USA also.
The final effective stress management technique is Deep breathing.
Simple yet extremely useful it is the core component of many stress management techniques, which are more involved in nature.
Techniques such as relaxation imagery, meditation, and Progressive Muscular Relaxation all involve deep breathing.
And it is something you can do no matter how busy your schedule.
There are of course many other options to reduce stress levels and improve your health at the same time. One of those is to get a better night's rest.
Studies show that over 70% of people don’t get the quality sleep both their mind and bodies need for optimal health and productivity.
Getting a good sleep doesn’t need to be a challenge with these sleep hacks that knock out even chronic insomniacs in minutes.
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