YES, I know I wrote it, but it is true, good and FREE! It helps me every day of my life. Take a few minutes to use what really works!
Stress management is a broad subject. Stress hits EVERY human being at one time or another. That is a guarantee. It doesn’t necessarily have to be bad stress – it can be from such wonderful activities as the anticipation of the birth of a child, or a wedding, or even graduation or birthdays. “Happy” stress can be just as damaging as any event that causes a person to experience emotions they may not normally focus on.
Working causes stress. School causes stress. Relationships cause stress. Children cause stress. Current affairs cause stress – and just about every incident in life that a human being experiences causes stress!
What are you to do? Why is it some people seem able to handle anything that happens in life? Why can’t you handle it?
The truth is YOU CAN! Whatever made you think you could not handle the stress that bombards you is a crock of garbage!
NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU – YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE CHOICE IS HOW TO RESPOND!
Where we get into trouble is if we respond before thinking. A snap back answer is often loaded with emotion, whether sad, happy, and so forth.
Here is the best stress management tip you will ever get – and it is FREE and TRUE. There is only one stipulation to using it. YOU MUST BELIEVE IT WORKS! It does perfectly, but it seems so available we all take it for granted.
USE YOUR OXYGEN BEFORE YOU SPEAK, HAVE A FIT, OR PUNCH SOMEBODY IN THE FACE. USE IT AS YOUR “SECRET WEAPON.”
I don’t mean this to be silly, and please do not dismiss it. If you TRULY want to change your LIFE, you have to do two things CONSISTENTLY:
Learn to use your oxygen effectively (I will share how soon).
- Think before you speak or act on any “stressor” that manifests.
That’s it! If I were teaching a class and charging a fee, and I have done that hundreds of times, I would begin the class with this statement:
‘The first exercise is to use your intelligence. In exercising your intelligence, expect you to practice, until it becomes habit, only do two things
CONSISTENTLY.Learn to use your oxygen effectively Think before you speak or act on any “stressor” that manifests.”
I want to make this as simple as possible so you can start practicing right away. I will explain why it works soon. Just try it now. Take a deep breath slowly and then exhale it slowly. Don’t make a “big deal” about it, practice in the mirror if you like.
Please do it several times. THINK about breathing whenever you feel your face flushed or your fist tightening up, or your neck getting tight.
Practice it again. Breath in (hold only a second or so) – then out. Do it again.
Now, here are the reasons this is YOUR BET TECHNIQUE to manage your stress!
Simply put (I always try to make things complicated)……
- Your body needs the extra oxygen to slow your “reaction” – you don’t want to react, you want to think, and then respond, calmly and with your wits about you.
- The body NEEDs the extra oxygen because when humans feel stress breathing slows down and muscles tighten. The extra oxygen will help to keep you thinking optimally, and will relax (automatically) – the muscles and ligaments.
- Extra oxygen will create beta-endorphins, which are peptides that activate the body’s opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect. (Which means you are creating not only a pain killer, for those with pain, but good feelings too). Have you ever heard of a runner’s high? It’s those beta endorpins created by intake of extra oxygen!
- Your brain needs fifty percent more oxygen that the rest of your body to think optimally, so you NEED the oxygen to respond.
You will, simply by taking in extra oxygen, really empower yourself, begin to relax instead of tensing up, and respond instead of reacting. These things alone will change your stress level so you can manage it effectively!
WHY do these things happen in the body? Because that is the way the body works.
You have been given all the tools you need to move onward and upward. If you don’t think it works because you did it once and it didn’t help, then you don’t really care if you change your life or not!
Get into it! Think it will work. Believe it will work. Practice so you don’t even have to think about it kicking into gear…
That will be $50.00 please! Just kidding, of course donations would be appreciated, but I write this website because I think we all have the right to know how to manage our lives – and the right to be happy! Guess that’s a good thing because with all the posts I’ve written on both blogs, overs 800 posts!!!, no one has donated a nickel….go figure!
Do I care? A little Does it really matter? No. Will I continue to love what I do? YES>
Now go use these GREAT techniques and feel wonderful for all your life…through the good and the bad. I know – I am an expert in both!
Have a wonderful day, moment by moment.…CREATE your life instead of letting life run over you!
I care. We have to channel information to each other in these times. God bless you.