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Balance is your natural state. Chronic stress will throw you off balance and affect your overall well-being. Make your health a top priority and you'll discover a variety of ways you can naturally restore balance.
“To heal illness, begin by restoring balance.” ~ Caroline Myss
Stress causes shallow breathing. Make a habit of taking deep, relaxing breaths throughout the day. Sighing is a great way to move from your head to your heart and lower stress. Breathing consciously will help you live in the present moment and feel more balanced.
Relationships can throw you off balance. You may need to set a few healthy boundaries with people who are sources of stress in your life. That means deciding what you will, and will not tolerate,...
Like a sunflower naturally faces the light, your soul naturally leans towards joy. Although stress, worry, fear, and doubt may rob you of your joy, you can always reclaim it by choosing to be happy now.
“The healthiest response to life is joy.” Mark Twain
It may seem like other people are stealing your joy but they don't have that power unless you give it to them. What matters is how you respond to people who have traded their joy for misery. Misery loves company, and it's up to you to be in the company of joy.
If chronic stress is robbing you of your joy it's a sign that you've allowed your wounded ego to take charge of your life. To return to your natural state of ease ask your soul to move you in the direction of your highest good.
Worry destroys joy. It's the ego's strategy to try and control the future. When you put...
Chronic stress is like pushing against a gorilla all day in an effort to control it. This habit of resistance turns life into a struggle. You can let go of stress by either accepting, changing or leaving a stressful situation.
Declare “I Am Letting Go of Stress” and come back to your natural state of ease.
Stress is like a thief that sneaks up on you, and robs you of your health, happiness and peace of mind. The good news is, you can stop this thief in its tracks by changing your response to it. Look for the lesson in every challenge and grow from the experience rather than suffer through it.
Stress is useful when it triggers the fight-or-flight response to deal with real danger. The release of cortisol helps your body deal with a life-threatening situation; however, if the stress is chronic, cortisol is no longer beneficial and becomes stored in the body rather than used for survival. Too much cortisol will hurt you rather than help you.
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