Stress is a Choice
I have to admit that the last couple of weeks I've let work stress take over. Every problem or situation brought to me, felt overwhelming, even situations that I've dealt with in the past.
After a long "pep talk" with my youngest son, I realized that I was taking on the responsibilities of others and stressing over problems that they themselves need to solve.
Whenever I feel stressed, anxious or even upset, I always practice this breathing exercise.
As you take a deep breath through your nose you breath in a positive thought and also through your nose breath out a negative one. For example:
Confidence in - Fear out
Positivity in - Negativity out
Strength in - Weakness out
and one of my favorite lately is to breath in the Quiet brain and exhale the Monkey brain out.
A monkey brain is a brain that has way too many thoughts going through it and often all at one time. This can take away your concentration, zap your energy, make you anxious and bring in more stress.
We all have moments when we need to tell our monkey brain to go take a walk and start practicing retraining our brain to be more quiet so we can better cope with our stress.
Stress can rear its head at any moment in our lives. We all feel it from time to time, work, finances, relationships and more. The idea is learning how to best deal with it and that stress is a choice.
Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace by Barrie Davenport
I welcome any questions, sharing or comments you may have.
By Danielle Manibog
"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it's expressed in the choices one makes.
In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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