Among all of the stress relieving techniques out there, massage might be one of the fastest methods out there…and most enjoyable!
Stress and sleep are a double-edged sword, where both sides have the ability to hurt us emotionally and physically.
For example, if we’re feeling anxious about work issues or other stuff going on in our lives, getting a good night’s rest becomes much harder.
Likewise, if we aren’t getting enough sleep, then our ability to deal with stressful situations is subsequently weakened.
The effects of music on the mind and body are easily recognized by almost everyone, I’m sure.
For example, do you get a better workout in when certain songs are played on the gym speakers, or your personal listening device?
Do certain songs make you feel sad or remind you of special events in your life?
Can a particular song make you smile and turn your entire mood around during a stressful day at work?
I’m not surprised if you answered YES, especially to that last question above.
I have been using meditation for stress for many years.
It’s kept me balanced through some very difficult times, and has improved my happiness and overall well-being.
Starting around the 1970’s, people began to research this simple practice as a way to reduce stress both physically and mentally.
Meditating on a regular basis gives you a sense of calmness and peace which cannot be described, but must be experienced for his/herself.
All of us face numerous stress factors in our lives every day.
From pressures at work to that annoying driver who cut you off on the way home, it can seem like there’s no escape!
But if you sit down and really analyze the situation closely, you might be able to pinpoint some of these causes of stress and eliminate them.