Breaking the stress cycle

Why would we possibly by stressed? We all know that too much stress is unhealthy but are we really paying attention to all the stress that we are under on a daily basis.  I know personally that if I don’t actively engage in things that reduce my stress, I feel tired, my memory isn’t as sharp, I make poor food choices and just about everything takes a lot more effort to do than when I’m feeling well.  I have several de-stressing routines that work for different types of stressors.  If I’m feeling stressed after the first half of my workday, I get on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes and walk while either reading a book or watching a funny Netflix show.  If I’m getting stressed behind the wheel of the car or after a long day of work, I turn off the music and pay attention to my breathing and thoughts.  Sometimes I repeat a positive thought while slowing and deepening my breathing.  This helps me feel centered and calm.  When I’m at home and feeling stressed, I go stand on the grass barefoot and take a few deep breaths.  This makes me feel grounded and secure.  And of course, I get adjusted every other week (more if I’m feeling stressed).  This helps my body become restored to its normal state so I stay healthy.  What are your de-stressing routines? Need some ideas? Click on the following link and check out this latest newsletter to see what you can do to break the stress cycle.   Sep14

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