Staying Calm

After a stressful day at work, stepping into a peaceful home can help you calm down, relax, and feel ready to cope with everything
When we resist "what is" then we create more suffering for ourselves, as there's a constant, underlying dissatisfaction, otherwise known as the "If Only..." syndrome.
Finding some gratitude in the midst of a chaotic time, even the tiniest thing, will light your heart. It's not about forcing positive vibes as it doesn't work and just puts a bandaid on the wound but more about accepting where you are right now and allowing the emotions that come along the way.
Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.
Several years ago I was on holiday in Egypt. My best friend and I were in Club Med, El Gouna, far away from our stressful jobs in finance. We were having a whale of a time with nine days of sports, fabulous sunshine and lots of delicious food!
When faced with an emergency, you are biologically created to be reactive, rather than thoughtful or critical in your thinking. As a result, panic makes you behave in an emotional manner rather than a thoughtful manner, as you react emotionally to the danger facing you.
Whether you suffer from occasional anxiety, generalized anxiety, or its more cumbersome cousin, social anxiety, the following strategies can help get you on the other side of calm when practiced regularly.
I find a lot of people have holiday anxiety. We all need to calm it down. There's no better present you can give yourself than a rest from all the flurry and a break from feeling you need to plugged in, lit up or in sync with anyone. Just let it go.
MP: How do you keep your center in the middle of chaos? Do you have a daily routine? NB: I have a dog that brings out childish
My eyebrows need a good tweezing, my hair is a tangled mess of curls, and I haven't even thought about makeup. I've been wearing the same shorts for the past four days. I haven't been to the gym. Every morning I wake up in a big, overwhelming fog. And I haven't been reading. Sound like a case of depression? I understand if it does.
Go back to your roots. While that 3 p.m. caffeine habit may not be the best idea for your sleep, inhaling the heavy, warm
Number one, if you run a customer service department, hire people that are actually interested in delivering that. And really the larger lesson is that whatever you do, make sure that you love what you do and find people to work with and for you that love what they do, too.
I have developed these practices to help me be more mindful, less stressed and better able to remain the peaceful parent I strive to be.
I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.
I am a little stressed out this Thanksgiving. There's the usual annoyances -- fighting for a parking space at Trader Joes, forgetting the ingredient that I really needed, getting in the line with the brand new cashier at Whole Foods.
Watching my friend in action, I was so impressed by how easily he deflected the slings and arrows of small stuff. By putting things into their proper perspective, my friend bypasses squandering even an ounce of sweat on drivel.
She wants me to meet her ferocity. I usually do. Tonight, I surrender. With all of my might, I stay still. Then slowly -- magically -- she softens. The crying stops. Her body gives. She turns on her side towards me, I hold her. She exhales -- sweaty and empty -- and sleeps.
When it comes to your body, your eating pattern can help with your level of anxiety, and you may find these helpful.
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