How Stress is Killing Us and How We Can deStress

Life Matters By Life Matters, 6th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2bts9fv3/
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Stress is now known as a major killer, undermining our mental, emotional, and physical health daily in conjunction with both internal and external causes. All of us need to reduce our stress, learning multiple ways to relax, reduce our anxieties and worries, manage our over reactions, and improve our relationships with others.

1. Stress awareness begins with recognition or awareness.

How Stress is Killing Us and How We Can deStress

“95% of all dis-ease is caused by stress.”
~National Institute of Health, USA 2010
This stress list provides insight into the amount of stress in our lives.

Family, Friends, Finances, Job, Car
Bus, Subway,Taxes, Loss, Injury
Illness, Emails, Phones, Social Media, Radiation
Pollution, Cavities, Depression, Overweight, Trauma

As we become aware of stress, we can begin to deal with it.
Did you know that stress causes insomnia, digestion problems, memory issues, cognitive challenges, anxiety and depression?

2. Humans resist change.

Whether change occurs in the body, mind, social, spirit or environment, most humans will resist. To learn to relax, we must learn to break our old habits of stress reaction, called reactivity, and substitute more productive reactions such as clear thinking, calm reactions and relaxed understanding. To change requires perseverance, positive attitudes, proper goals and beneficial rewards. Whether changing eating habits, exercise routines, stress reactions or social skills, change requires work, but the rewards of a healthy body and mind for you and your family are worth it.
Did you know that resistance to change blocks the cure for all disease?

3. Understand the nature of addictive behavior.

Whether it is coffee, soda, sugar, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, etc. an addiction is an addiction. Addiction to stimulants will always rob health and always cause disease. If you care for your children, you would fight to stop them from using heroin. But so often we let them indulge in potato chips, candy bars, tobacco, etc. The seeds of addictive behavior stem from a "stimulation dependency" in our youth. If we are to truly conquer drugs, then we must stop addiction to stimulation or depression early in life. To stop addiction, break its bond as early as possible. Just say no, if you really care.
Did you know that the Quantum Biofeedback SCIO has a program for addiction relief?

4. Unresolved Emotional and Traumatic Experiences may cause addictive behavior.

Imagine that severe trauma experiences may be so devastating, that a child or person seeks solace in whatever will relieve the pain and despair. We turn to food, alcohol, or drugs for pain relief for the emotional and physical distress. Or we turn to compulsive activities like over shopping or exercising excessively. We need to challenge the assumption that seeking pain relief for traumatic experience is wrong. Seeking a pain solution is not necessarily an addiction, but a strategy to deal with the pain. We all simply need to learn other strategies to support ourselves and each other in resolving problems. relieving our mental and emotional pain.
Did you know that learning the Language of Peace may provide a means for offering support and empathy for those in traumatic pain?

NOTE: Soon I will put up my book Peace Matters: Teaching the Language of Peace to the World, plus the free lessons.

5. Relax after meals.

Allow at least 30 minutes after a meal to relax with comfortable music (not hard rock and roll or rap), good spiritual books (not tax literature), good conversation (not argumentation), or some other relaxing diversion. Do not lie down. Sitting, standing or a light walk is recommended. Let your body focus on digestion for the best effect. Naturopaths recommend digestive supplements: Betaine (hydrochloric adid) and Bromelain (Enzymes) to help break down the food for better absorption of nutrients. Both pineapple and papaya are high in enzymes too.
Over 50? Suffered a trauma? Your digestive functions have been comprised! Did you know that naturopaths recommend these supplements after every meal.

6. Allow only one to two hours to think time per day.

Make this a quality think time to completely analyze your problems and concerns. Any more than 2 hours a day and your mind will distort the problem and not produce a solution. Excessive worry will produce more problems and more worry until this violent spiral results in disease. Use your quality think time to develop quality solutions you can act on to really help you solve your problems and concerns. Use mind maps to make connections between ideas or concepts or problems.
Did you know that many corporations and government officials use these kind of insights?

7. Take 30 minutes a day for relaxation and silent reflection.

Concentrate on calmness, acceptance, relaxation, health, peace, stillness, etc. Save your active thinking for later. Let this still time be one for producing calmness. Wear comfortable clothing, find a quiet spot and let those around you know how important this time is to you.
Did you know that long deep breathing improves brain function and releases toxins?

8. During this quiet time, relax tense muscles.

Breathe deeply and slowly. Calm and relax your mind as you detach yourself from the turmoil of the day. Let go of your troubles and fill your thoughts with positive thoughts. Use this daily experience to foster your mind and body to develop your inner health.
Did you know that breathing in, the belly should extend out at the diaphragm?

9.Remember, laughter is the best medicine.

Apparently one out of four Americans suffers from mental illness. Check with your three best friends. If they are not mentally ill, then it’s you!
Did you know the Language of Peace relieves emotional stress and mental anxiety?

10. Learn the basic laws of good health.

Once you have taken this assessment, consider ways to support your brain: learning new things, taking nutritional supplements, exercising daily, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Did you know that if your body is dehydrated by 1%, your brain is dehydrated by 5%?

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Aromatherapy, Counseling, Language Of Peace, Meditations, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Recovery, Relaxation, Visualizations

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author avatar Life Matters
Author of Peace Matters book and website (recently destroyed by hackers) offering 20 free lessons in the Language of Peace to the World. Holistic Healer, Educator, Biofeedback Practitioner

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th May 2015 (#)

De-stressing is so important to healthy living. I do what is needed and accept the results, and that proves soothing. Trying to increase income means expenses go up too! So there is need for balance. Very useful share, thanks - siva

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author avatar Vicente Sudiacal
11th May 2015 (#)

Very useful page for the majority of people who are stressed out, including me as well. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

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