Tag Archives: stress

LOL

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You shouldn’t take life so seriously. You have got to laugh in life. Laughter has many health benefits such as relieving stress and is good for the heart and soul. It is also a social mechanism that bonds relationships. Here my grandson is laughing his little heart out. Photo credit goes to my daughter, Sarah. (It’s a family affair lol!)

 

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Stop and Smell the Flowers

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Stop and Smell the Flowers

We have such busy schedules that sometimes prevent us from enjoying the simple things in life. We get pulled in many different directions that our lives become chaotic. We rush around in a frenzy taking kids to school or to their activities, going to work, grocery shopping, working out, checking emails, etc. It is no wonder we have so much stress in our lives. We need to learn to slow down or stop and be present. We can very easily eliminate some things to allow time for unwinding and relaxation. Life goes by quick enough. Be like a child and appreciate the small pleasures in life. Here is Liam taking time to smell the flowers.

 

Breathe Deeply

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We all have busy lives that could lead to stress and anxiety.  It’s good to stay motivated and creative, but we have to stop sometimes and just “be.”  Be quiet, be still, and be grateful.  Calm yourself down, close your eyes to take your attention away from the outside world, and now slowly, take a few long, deep breaths.  Repeat this breathing process until you can feel yourself completely letting go.  This is when you will feel the peace and tranquility within.