The Stress factor
The Stress factor #stress #management
#life #body #health
Stress is a big factor in my life with my work (Instructing young adults with disabilities full time) and family life there are only so many hours in the day to fit in stress management strategies.
I am a morning person so I get up early to do this, it’s taken me a long time to find what works for me
- I meditate for (45 mins – 1 hour) using the Vipassina Meditation technique (S.N. Goenka) 7 days a week
- My workout – stretching, jogging on the spot for (5 mins) using bands for (25 mins) the Michelle bridges band workout and a bit of Tai Chi (Yang Tai Chi) at the end for (5 mins)
I do this 4 days a week and still meditate, stretch and do Tai Chi on the other days, even when I don’t feel up to it I push myself anyway and feel heaps better afterwards (Caution: don’t push yourself if your feeling sick from the neck down listen to your body and rest)
Combating stress in a nutshell: be more mindful (present) in your daily activities focusing on your in and out breath, listen to a guided meditation before bed or in the morning (Yoga Nidra splendour meditation is wonderful) and of course exercise, eat well, drink lots of water (filtered) and get plenty of sleep.
This is a great stretching routine by Tom Merrick:
Health tip: Drink green tea everyday
It’s loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.
This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.
Excerpt by- Kris Gunnars BSc- who wrote 10 Proven benefits of green tea
“Look after your body well, for you have nowhere else to live” unknown
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