Stress is all around us.
Lurking in the shadows.
It hangs out at you surprise meeting at work.
It flattens your tire during a rain storm.
It sends you an unexpected bill during your vacation.
It even has the audacity to break your air conditioning unit in the dead of summer.
If we start to feel defeated and let our emotions get the best of us…. HE WINS!
Not on my watch.
Medicate yourself with laughter. The quickest way to do this is to watch a comedy movie. It’s impossible to stay glum when Dumb & Dumber’s playing in front of you!
This is a tactic my muse (the gorgeous Cece in the picture) and I used when we were pre-comeback a few years ago. We made it a point to ONLY watch comedy movies or sitcoms for about 3 months straight.
It may seem simple but think about how you actually feel at the end of watching a show filled with blood and murder like a CSI type show.
Do you think it relaxes you or enhances your already stressful day?
Cheat on your diet. Go ahead and have a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream.
In moderation of course. If you have been good all week and you know without a doubt it will make you feel gooooooood, then go for it. Just don’t make it a habit. Then you will have a whole new kind of stress.
Do something you love: knitting, painting, baking. Research shows that simple, feel-good hobbies envelope you in overall serenity and reduce blood pressure. They can be as relaxing as yoga!
This one is my favorite. You should be spending some time each and every day doing something you love. Something for you. You deserve it.
At the end of the day you need to take care of you. There is nothing more I can say about that.
If you are not nurturing your innermost desires on a daily basis you just might find you do not have the enthusiasm for life you once had.
Life this life. It’s the only one you have.