Saturday, April 6, 2019

Mindful Based Stress Reduction

Well Hello!

Mindful-based stress reduction is what I'd like to discuss this day.

How are you doing, dear one?

I hope and pray that you are happy today.

The things that stress the human heart the most, besides devastation, are dissatisfaction with body image, health, relationships, wealth, or lack thereof. But the absolute truth about stress is that it's not one of the categories mentioned above; it's the incessant worry about it. 

Doubt, fear, and worry are fundamental habits of stress.

So, I wanted to give you yet another great way to destress yourself, quiet the mind, find inner peace, and practice it into a permanent habit. I've done many of these silencing the mind posts lately, and this will be the last one for a while. Promise! 

Mindfulness is a way of being fully alert and aware of the present. It takes the mind's racing thoughts into complete presence at the moment we live, which is called the eternal now.

This exercise is simple but not necessarily easy because of the momentum of the practiced habit of a fast-running mind of fear.

This is how it's done...

Throughout the day, as often as possible, consciously follow your breath in and out, feel your heartbeat, and intentionally relax your body. Purposefully pay attention to what you see, what you hear, and what you think.

That's it! The best part about this is that one can bring him/herself out of mind, into the body, and into the present moment. 

The purpose of this exercise is to interrupt the doubt, fear, and worry of any idea, aka stress, and replace it with feelings of calm, confidence, safety, and security.

If you have had stressful beliefs and behaviors for a long time, you have lived with chronic stress. This technique can and will replace that long-term habit if it is persistently practiced into permanence.

If you have had devastation recently, mindfulness can relieve the strain if experienced frequently.

This is especially good for focus. It is challenging to focus when something devastating has happened recently. It's also not easy to concentrate when one is afraid of what may occur in the future, aka as anxiety.

Remember, practice can and will make permanent, just as the practiced stressful habits were created. It may not happen overnight but don't give up, and you will begin to see results.

Practice is how habits come to be. 

Practice is how one becomes an expert. 

This is ninja mind stuff; if you practice it regularly, you'll become a ninja mind. lol

Try it! 

You'll like it!

That's all I got for you!

Short and sweet!

Straight to the meat!

God bless you, dear one!

I have a special prayer in my heart for you that you will have confidence, comfort, joy, and a quiet mind.

I love you!

Speak soon...

Elizabeth Stanfill 

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