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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Destress Your Stress

How to destress your stress is what I would like to blog about this day.

Oh my goodness...

It's been about ten months since I have blogged, and I have missed it!  I have missed you!

How are you doing?

Are you enjoying life?

Are you having a good time?

Are you having a hard time?

Are you having a hard time financially?

Are you having a hard time emotionally?

Are you having a hard time enjoying life?

Are you having a hard time sleeping?

Are you having a hard time with your relationships?

What if I told you that when we are having a hard time doing anything, we are stressed?

Would you believe me?

What if I told you that I could help you overcome having a hard time?

Would you believe me?

What if I told you that if you did this one particular thing everyday it would relieve your stress, and it would destress your stress, would you believe me?

What have you got to lose?

The only thing you have to lose is your stress!

Stress is strain, and strain comes when we are having a hard time whether it be financially, emotionally, sleep wise, or with our relationships.

The purpose of life is to get better and better so that we may have happiness, joy, and vitality.

Are you getting better and better at life?

If you are getting better and better then you are aware of how to do it and you are taking the steps to get there.

At this point you might be saying, "Elizabeth!  I know how to get better and better but my circumstances are preventing me!  I have people around me that are making things difficult.  My responsibilities at home are just too overwhelming, and I never have enough money to pay my bills, let alone to do something I enjoy."

I totally get what you are saying! 

Devastation can be super duper tough.  I get that!  Trust me!

When I was a young single Mother, I had to work full-time, I had to pay the rent and eventually the mortgage, I had to make sure there was food on the table, and I had to make sure my son was not neglected so that it would be easier for him to live his potential.

I kid you not, I probably did not get a full night of sleep for about five years straight from the time my son was eight years old until he was thirteen.  That, my friend was not easy.  I was so stressed out, I had anxiety attacks, I cried myself to sleep when I did get sleep, and I felt all alone, I mean really alone.

To top it off, work was so very hard for me. I was a female EMT among mostly men and I had a very horrible reputation because of the struggles I had with certain individuals at work.

Oh my goodness... I was mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted.

Thank goodness my undergraduate degree was in Behavioral Science, and so I began to experiment with my own life, and this is what I found...

Society was not only teaching me how to be angry, anxious, and depressed, it was enabling me to be.

For example, everywhere I turn, people are getting angry, they are anxious, and they have depression because it is more and more the normal thing to do.

Another example is when we watch TV, especially sitcoms, they tend to glorify drama, which includes irritability, lack of impulse control, and moodiness.  Then, we call it entertainment.  This weekly entertainment becomes 'normal' to us, it creeps into our subconscious mind, and then we are living by habits, which is basically being on auto pilot.

When we are living by the auto pilot of the mind, we in a sense give up our free agency because we are acting by habit rather than thinking before we speak, feel, or behave.

Do you believe you think before you react via habit?

If you do, let's test that for a minute.

If you think, rather than react by habit, then you must think thoughts of faith, hope, and charity, which happens to be the pure love of Christ, the only perfect person that has ever lived.

The opposite of faith, hope, and charity is fear, hopelessness, and selfishness.

Thoughts of fear create feelings of fear, which is where anxiety comes from.

Thoughts of hopelessness create feelings of hopelessness, and that is where depression comes from.

If we really think before we act we would know that thoughts of faith, hope, and charity create happiness, energy, and vitality, and that is what we want right?  So if that's what we want, let's think in a way that creates it.

If we are feeling stressed, i.e., anxiety, and depression, it is because we are reacting from a habitual place of the subconscious mind.

Did you know that?  Has anyone ever told you that?

Better yet; do you know how to overcome the habitual, subconscious mind?

Now, I want to tell you about the one thing I was talking about earlier that will help you overcome a hard time.

The one thing that will help nearly anyone overcome a hard time is to consciously choose thoughts of faith, hope, and charity, which will create feelings of faith, hope, and charity.

Why would anyone want to choose conscious thoughts of faith, hope, and charity?

The reason I choose conscious thoughts of faith, hope, and charity is not only because it gives me happiness, energy, and vitality, but it also gives me calm, confidence, and certainty in life, others, and myself.

Wouldn't you want that for yourself?

Don't you want that?

You do?  Awesome!  Let me tell you how you can obtain it.

You do it by a simple Meditation, and it only takes five minutes a day.

It's a five minute meditation that helps an individual practice using their conscious mind, and practice makes nearly perfect.

I have been meditating for over fifteen years, and I have been teaching meditation for over ten years.

With all of the crisis and despair that I have helped people with, this is the most effective procedure I have seen with the exception of talking to me personally.

This Meditation Practice will help an individual evolve the anxious, racing, and worrisome mind into a calm, confident, and quiet mind.  I know that this is so.

Practice makes nearly perfect; you know that, and I know that because it is a big part of the science of behavior.

If you have been angry, anxious, or depressed for a long time, especially since childhood, it is very possible that you are nearly perfect at it.  The only way to replace this negative emotion is to practice the opposite, and we can do that with Meditation.

Try it! Matter of fact, dedicate yourself to it, and just watch yourself explode into the feelings of security, which is the opposite of feeling stressed.

This is the way to not only destress your stress but to help with crisis, despair, and/or devastation.

This is also a way to reduce moderate to mild stress, as well as major chronic stress.

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