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                             STRESS BUSTERS
We
are living in a fast-paced world.  With
the dawn of cutting-edge technologies, we are always on the move, and as a
result of this, we are in constant stress.  
When we are stressed out, we are longer the same and not good to anyone.
 A stressed out person will snap at
everyone and continue to sink deeper and deeper into trouble until he can no
longer live a normal life.  But, there
are ways in which we can avoid stress. 
If people from all walks of life can put these following simple formulas
into practice, they can beat stress and keep it at bay.
BREATHE : Many of us are shallow breathers.  Shallow breathing is the primary cause of many
diseases; e.g., headache, palpitation, nervousness, blood pressure, etc.   Deep
breathing, on the other hand, is the best form of breathing.  People who breathe deeply – from the stomach
– are usually full of energy and they are not stressed out easily.  When we breathe deeply, we take in lots of
oxygen to our blood stream, and oxygen as we all know, gives life.  When he inhale and exhale deeply, our lungs
are purified.  The carbon dioxide is
released causing well being for the entire body.  To do this breathing technique, first lie
down or sit in a comfortable chair, keeping your back straight.  Close your eyes and focus your mind on your
stomach; visualize the stomach rising up and down when you inhale and
exhale.  Hold this for a few
seconds.  Now, inhale deeply (see your stomach
sucked in) and exhale slowly (see your stomach rise up).  Do this for 3 times.  Come back again, and do it three more
times.  By doing this deep breathing, our
lives totally change; we no longer suffer from mood swings, or from headache,
or any other form of debilitating attacks that places a hindrance from living a
normal life.
LAUGH :  They say laughter is the best medicine; it
cures a myriad of diseases.  One of the
best ways to keep stress at bay is to laugh.  When we laugh, we release stress and negative
energy that keeps us bottled in from expressing ourselves.  Laugh with your friends; don’t keep a poker
face.
SMILE : “A smile increases your face value”, says a T-shirt.  Not only this, a smile can transform us into a
beautiful person.  When we smile, our
mood changes and this, in turn, changes the moods of people around us.  Who can resist a person who smiles?
EXPRESS
YOURSELF
 :
  A volcano erupts when it can no longer hold
the roiling mass of lava inside; it spews it out and empties itself.  Likewise, we should not store inside us
stress, anger, frustrations and other negative emotions.  Keeping them bottled up inside only creates
more problems for you and for others around you.  Before they damage you, take control of
it.  Release those bottled up stress and
negative energy.
TAKE
A BREAK AND RELAX
:
 Wherever you are or
whatever you are doing, stop them for a minute because you are going to take a
break and relax a bit.  First, close your
eyes and imagine yourself at the beech, lying down on the soft, gentle sand; the
wind gently caressing your hair and filling your lungs.     Imagine yourself floating
in the fresh sea breeze, without any care or worry.   Try
this whenever your work load increases or when you are at the point of being
stressed out.
CALISTHENICS :
You don’t need a big room or place to
do some exercise.  Wherever you are, drop
what you are doing and relax those joints and stretch your aching muscles.  You can do it in a chair, if you are at the
work station. Or, get up and walk the stairs. 
 Do them gently and slowly and
inconspicuously. At the end, do some deep breathing to pecker you up.
EAT
AND DRINK HEALTHY FOODS
:
 Living on junk
foods – pizza, burger, patties, soft drinks, sweets, etc., will do no good.  Only when we are under stress, we tend to eat
junk foods.  Stop consuming those
high-fat, processed junk foods.  Eat
leafy greens, eggs, fish, poultry, fruits and nuts.  Consuming them will provide us with all the
minerals, vitamins and proteins we need to live a stress free life. 

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