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Stress is Nothing to Worry About

  • 7th March 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

In our normal day-to-day life, we deal with various levels of stress.  Much of our stress is subtle, like driving in traffic or waiting in a long line at our favorite restaurant.  A lot of routine actions generate a lot of subtle stress that sneaks up on us as we go about our business.

Our stress level can get kicked up a notch or two when we are at work.  Having a heavy workload, conflicting priorities, challenging deadlines, difficult co-workers, unpleasant work environments and a multitude of other work-related stressors, can really rob us of our creativity, reduce our performance, and zap us of our energy.  We find ourselves in the midst of a downward spiral feeling overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and deeply depressed.

There is one simple technique you can use to drastically decrease the level of stress in your life.  You use this technique every day but you probably never think about it.   We can eliminate stress in our lives by simply “breathing” all our worries away!

Very few of us realize the importance of utilizing good breathing techniques.   We take breathing for granted.    As a result, we feel the ill-effects of having stress in our lives.  Studies have shown that improper breathing can lead to many stress-related ailments, whether physical, mental or emotional.  Heart disease and high blood pressure are both stress-induced illnesses.  Studies have shown that deep breathing can decreased heart disease and lower blood pressure.

Apart from the health benefits, deep breathing also calms and clears the mind and results in a much better feeling of well-being. It also helps to restore creativity, stimulates memory, and increases vitality.

The act of breathing correctly is much more than inhaling and exhaling air.  It’s a conscious effort to move larger amounts of air through your body so every cell of your body will benefit from the added oxygen. You can easily curb stress by taking a few minutes for yourself this week.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, step away from the situation, refocus your thoughts and devote time to deep, meditative breathing.    Breathing correctly is very important to our overall health and mental well-being.   It’s our body’s best weapon to use against stress. There is no need to worry about stress when you can literally breathe it out of your life.

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