This information is intended for your knowledge only.
You must seek prompt attention for any specific condition and/or situation.
Stress is needed to be creative, and to live life.
Did you know that stress is a choice?
That's right - you choose the cause of your stress with the choices you make with the following stressors: Breathing, Environment, Attitude, and Nutrition. [B E A N]
Check your breathing to see when it is jammed, natural, reversed
Holding your breath until after you have completed an activity
(talking, walking, etc.) creates a physical response, a stress
What is your physical response, your stress reaction?
For natural normal breathing, your chest and belly expands when
you breathe in, and deflates when you breathe out.
[Caution: Go slow. Attempting to fix your breathing style by taking in more oxygen than your body knows may cause hyperventilation. If this occurs, cup your hands lightly over your mouth (rather than look for that paper bag) and breathe in and out slowly. You can do this while sitting or standing, preferably sitting.]
Are you able to follow your breath as it moves through your body?
Living, shopping, working in sick-buildings, and under fluorescent lights create stress reactions.
What allergens do you live with every day?
Blaming others for your situation makes you the victim, and this creates stress reactions.
Thinking positively rather than negatively, and using questions that begin with what, and how rather than who, when, and why help you take control of your life.
When you feel like crying, cry. Crying is one way your body releases toxins, and your stress reactions.
Drinking caffeine creates stress reactions.
Eating three meals, and two snacks a day work wonders.
Eating white products -- sugar, white flour, white rice -- create stress reactions.
Fresh fruit and vegetables help reduce your stress reactions.
What about nitrates, and preservatives? Are they in the foods you eat?
Bottom line: there are no "stress management pills" that help you take control of your life, so go ahead, and share your feelings, don't act on them. Instead, discover that your stress matters, and how to live creatively with less of your stress reactions.
Yes, you are able to live creatively with less stress reactions each, and every day; the choice is yours. Discover your choices; do it now.
Listen, your body is telling you what choices to make. Stress can lead to creative, productive living; with greater effectiveness when used wisely.
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About DrRae: | Dr. Rae Baum, founder and CEO of The Baum Group/Dr. Rae and Associates, is a Bioenergetic Analyst Stress Management Educator Entrepreneur.
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