We all get stressed, feel anxious, and get depressed on occasion. We live in a world with constant stimulation where it can feel like we never have enough time. If we’re aren’t careful this stress and anxiety will wear us down until we’re exhausted. I have learned that it’s all too easy to get myself stressed out if I don’t take measures to cope and relax. What I do to manage my busy life is stay grounded in the present moment through mindfulness. Staying mindful allows me to stay mentally and physically healthy by coping with daily hassles that otherwise might get overwhelming. If you’re busy and on the go, taking a few minutes for reflective practice can make all the difference.
Episode#7 – It’s All in Your Head: How to Beat the Illusion of Stress
Today’s show is about how to deal with those frustrating daily challenges that lead to stress, and a guided mindfulness meditation is provided.[audio: https://s3.amazonaws.com/SOTG/Podcast/How+to+beat+the+illusion+of+stress.mp3]
Work to practice this exercise for 15 minutes each day. If you do so you will begin to realize that negative stress doesn’t have to be a fact of life. You’ll start to notice those aspects of your stress that were an illusion and you’ll be able to deal the day to day hassles without the added frustrations.
Highlights of the episode include:
- Why much of our stress is self-imposed.
- How stress about daily hassles can be conquered.
- The importance of staying present.
- A guided mindfulness meditation to help you start your practice.
- Ideas for incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.
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