Friday, November 13, 2009
Dealing With Holiday Stress
following tip a try:
Every hour, or even more frequently if possible, close your
eyes and breath deeply for a full minute.
Do your best to focus on nothing but your breathing. Feel
your abdomen go in and out as air enters and leaves the
deepest corners of your lungs.
This simple exercise has a powerful effect on your autonomic
More specifically, it calms your sympathetic nervous system -
the entity that goes into overdrive when you're stressed -
and it increases output by your parasympathetic nervous
system, which promotes relaxation and emotional balance.
Don't neglect to keep your eyes closed as you focus on deep
breathing. Removing stimuli from the countless neurons that
make up your visual pathway is critical to restoring balance
within your autonomic nervous system.
This tip is simple and free, which means that most people
are likely to underestimate the effect that it can have on
their health over the short and long term.
If necessary, post highly visible reminders around your
work and/or living spaces that will help make this breathing and
relaxation exercise an unbreakable habit in your daily routine."