Stress Relief

When you spend your life putting pressure on yourself to go from start to finish without appreciating and learning along the way, you are doing yourself an injustice. If you can stop and appreciate everything in the middle maybe your journey would not be as stressful.

One of the main reasons you may become stressed is a direct result of having too many thoughts bouncing around in your head. Try choosing your most important thought and concentrate on that first. The rest will follow all in good time.

When you are stressed, you feel overwhelmed and you may not be capable of thinking as clearly as you should. If you feel yourself jumping from task to task, take a deep breath, hold it, and let that stress out. You can accomplish everything if you take one thing at a time.

If you can manage your own life and have complete power over what you wish to achieve, you can actually reduce stress. Separate and focus on your daily goals and set practical expectations of yourself.

Yes, there are times we all feel a little stressed, but it is how you allow yourself to react which will measure your ability to overcome it. If you can find something positive to learn in any situation, you will be able to control your state of well-being.

One of the key elements to overcoming stress is learning how to write down the thoughts you have on your mind. When you can clearly see and organize your thoughts, you may then learn how to manage them one at a time, rather than all at once.

Exercise
Three Steps to follow for a quick dose of stress relief:
1. Go lie down on your bed and take 3 easy breaths.
2. Close your eyes and take 3 easy breaths, but this time, make them deeper and slower…
3. Imagine yourself at your favorite spot with your favorite people –

Don’t worry about thoughts that come in, just relax and feel the essence of what is within you.

Feelings are important. Aim for Happy, Joyous feelings.
After 15 minutes get up go for a nice 10 to 15 minute casual walk.
Then go back to your daily activities.

You will find that your stress is gone. Negative comments, feelings and people will not bother you as much.

 


Practice this every day and your life will change for the better!

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Rabbi Shai

Rabbi Shai Specht-Sandler is a Jewish and Interfaith wedding and life cycle officiant, singer-songwriter, certified relationship and life coach, published author, educator and motivational speaker.

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