One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm.
April 18th - keep calm and carry on
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be
Wayne W. Dyer
These days of isolation have been stressful on many of us. People that had planned vacations had to cancel them. Everything that we consider normal has changed. Times have been stressful and too much stress is not good for us, but we cannot seem to help it.
The difference between the stressed and the calm is not the amount of load in life, it’s how we handle the load. We need to take some time to relax and recharge ourselves. Living with stress will make you sick.
Relaxing is the act of consciously taking time for yourself to recharge and lower our cortisol ,stress hormone, level
Relaation is a cure for stress. It is the skill of having peace of mind despite the chaos of life. It requires us to not let the environment affect our cortisol level.
While relaxing requires not skill, keeping calm requires you to increase your stress tolerance and doing small acts to stay calm under pressure.
I know turning off stress is not easy . We need to deal with the stress and accept it. Try to remember that every stressful situation is an opportunity to train your mind to stay calm. Over the long run, exercizing helps improve our ability to handles stress, so if you feel stressed, go for a run or even a walk. Taking a short nap instantly recharges us and reduces our cortisol levels.
Music can also instantly change your state of mind. If you’re working you can listen to relaxing music in the background. Take quick break to listen to a song to change your mental state.
Taking a few deep breaths is enough to de-stress. Deep breaths lets your body know that it’s not a stressful situations. During stress we automatically take short breaths. So take a deep breath now and then. It really helps.
Take a break for some quiet time to regulate your thoughts and emotions, Be mindful of everything you’re feeing. Take things lightly and bring some humor to the situation Laugh in your mind or better yet share a laugh with someone.
Let go of what we can’t control. Focos on the positive and be grateful , this shifts our focus and changes our view of the world.
Believe that better days will come and if you believe enough you’ll banish stress and connect the dots to a better future.
If we can change our attitude and response towards what stresses us, we can let it go and find some peace in our lives.
No matter what there is always time for peace even when you don’t have time, you can find peace within you. All you need to do is shift your attitude and look at things differently.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson.