Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers that also counteract stress, and serotonin, a substance that makes you feel good. Smiling may also increase immune function, extend your longevity, reduce your blood pressure, and increase focus and productivity.Continue Reading
Wouldn’t it be better to prevent unnecessary stress rather than scramble to manage excessive stress once it’s out of control and wracking havoc on your body, brain, and emotions?
It’s not possible to remove stress completely, and you wouldn’t want to. Stress is a natural response to potentially dangerous events. And positive stress, known as “eustress,” keeps you moving through challenges towards your goals.
With a little thought and determination, however, you can subtract many of the sources of stress from you life. Once you do, ease and joy will become the norm rather than a constant sense of frazzle.
It takes time to eliminate stress. I’ve been eliminating stressors for a while now and there’s more to go. Some causes of stress are deeply rooted in the psyche, so naturally it will take longer to remove them. Nevertheless, I think you’ll agree, eliminating the causes of stress is one of the best ways you can contribute to your own health and well-being.Continue Reading
When you know your early warning signs of stress, you can head tension off at the pass. This is such a worthwhile habit to develop because chronic stress is a killer. Too much of it kills your joy, ruins your relationships, and wrecks your health.
Take 5 minutes right now and jot down your immediate response to the following questions. When stress starts to mount:
When you start your day with a calm morning routine, ease will naturally punctuate the rest of your day.
In fact, research shows that an early morning increase in stress can continue all the way into the afternoon. Best to avoid that, don’t you think?
Here’s a peek into my morning routine. I hope it will inspire you to start your day off with ease too.Continue Reading