Let Go of Stress- Be Calm, Energised and Allow Your Natural Anti-Aging to Kick-In
I’m grateful for my life and the awareness I have gained over 25 years around the concept of stress and how to let it go!!! Yes, I call it a concept, as individuals have been taught unconsciously to be stressed rather than calm and empowered. Just a few days ago I was standing next to an eight year old playing a computer game, he said “I’m stressed.” I smiled to myself, that was the perfect situation to confirm my conclusion of “stressed” being a learnt state. How does and eight year old know about using the language "stress" to describe what he is feeling, unless he’s heard people talk about it?
I listen and people are often saying “I’m stressed, I’m stressed.” It's time to shift that bad habit that can leave you lacking energy, with a head ache, sore shoulders, sore back ,skin problems, often sick and overwhelmed, and feeling plain exhausted!!! Does this sound familiar?
Feeling this way is a sign you’re engaging in stress patterns throughout the day and not noticing it. When you get to know the present moment, which consists of noticing how you are breathing, how you are generally holding your posture, or what sort of thoughts or language you are constantly using, then you can start to see where your stress is coming from.
Even changing some simple things, especially when you are challenged, can create incredible change in positive ways. For example, everything seems to be going wrong, you have a deadline to meet and you’re running out of time, you start to worry, tense up and become overwhelmed. Just take some time, focus on positive breathing and you’ll become much calmer instantly as you release your endorphins rather than stress chemicals. This is what makes you calm and you’ll also be able to think more clearly because you’re focused. When you are more present, you’ll start to notice the stress pattern and then be able to let go of whatever it is and relax. With your self-talk or verbal language, when you’re aware and present, you can start to notice when you use the “stress” word. If you keep thinking/saying, “stress, stress, stress” all day, everything becomes tense and that’s what you’ll be.
Another simple shift is to acknowledge what is going on, then be conscious to remind yourself “all is well” and that you’ll get through the situation, and even say the words “calm, calm, calm” and before you notice it, that’s how you’ll feel no matter what is going on.
So learning to navigate from within and apply positive skills within each moment makes incredible difference…. Think, talk and breathe positively, stay empowered and look younger too. Stress ages you, being calm helps assist in natural anti-aging!
If you or you know of someone else who is feeling the ramifications of stress and sickness download a free copy of my book “How to be Calm under pressure: Advance your Career with Mindfulness”