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Stress is cumulative.  Extreme frustration and stress left to fester  can easily lead to inappropriate outbursts of anger violent  or depressive episodes  on the other side of a continuum. When you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unappreciated, angry  it’s important to take time out to release, relax and recharge. When you are experiencing difficulty meeting multiple job responsibilities and target dates, juggling personal and business responsibilities and having relationship challenges it’s important to take time throughout each day to recharge.  The suggestions below will have positive effects on your happiness and wellbeing.  

Here are some quick and easy suggestions to reduce stress right now:

Listen to Moving Meditation®

 

Track #2: Rythmic Movement

 

Track #7: Guided Relaxation

Breathe Deeply – Take 3 cleansing breaths by inhaling deeply through the nose, belly rising. Sustain the inhalation, then exhale (through mouth, belly deflating), making the exhalation forceful and sustained, like a sigh. This temporarily changes your physiology and can be the beginning of a sustained relaxation.  

 

Walk – A five-minute walk can begin to shift your mood; walking for a longer time has additional benefits! 

Connect With Nature – A great stress reducer!

Listen to Music – It can definitely be a mood changer!

 
Take a ‘Mini-Vacation’ – Lie down or put your feet up and just be! (Listen to Track #7, above) 

Say No – Don’t overextend yourself! 

 
Take a ‘Joybreak’ – Do something different that you enjoy such as reading a magazine, calling a friend, writing a thank-you note, stepping outdoors! 

Stretch – Yoga or office yoga releases physical tension and clears the mind! (Listen to Track #2, above) 

 

De-Clutter – Decrease ‘visual noise’! 

Allow Time – Performance has variables and interruptions are inevitable! 

Think Positive – Let go of self-sabotaging language and worry!

Smile and Laugh – Proven to ease anxiety and reduce stress! 

Foster Forgiveness of Self and Others – Create inner peace by regularly practicing a loving-kindness meditation. 

Practice Gratitude

 Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed., Peak Performance Success Coach is a Certified  Anger Management Specialist (CAMS), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner  and Author SOAR! with Resilience™ , eBooks and audio program.  Eileen facilitates interactive trainings for anger control/ stress management and to boost confidence, focus, critical thinking and creativity.  She works with individuals via video skype, telephone and in her Long Island, NY office.  Eileen offers a FREE 20 minute consult: eileen@balanceandpower.com    balanceandpower   516 623 4353

 

 

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10 Tips to Get Out of Your Own Way and Be Fearless!

There are easy-to-do tips here.

I do them all with outstanding results!  Let me know how they go for you- or what are already your favs :)-

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I’ve gone nine days “unconnected”.. that may be my record in this phase of life. Traveling is leaving “life as you know it” behind to explore different cultures and landscapes and to refresh and renew yourself. Traveling with my husband Steve, we had wonderful five days in Mallorca with our daughters, who live in Madrid and London. The word “idyllic” kept popping up in conversation re this locale~ Later in our itinerary Steve and I revisited Marakesh, Morocco after a 37 year time span from our last visit when we spent over a month there in the winter of a year of travels. We found some positive changes which I’ll write about in a stand alone blog soon..
As a seasoned traveler to foreign lands, I’d like to share
10 Tips for Smooth Travels and Fun:
1. Anticipate having a wonderful time
2. If something goes “wrong” or not according to plan, try to see the humor in it and move on.
3. Once you’re settled in and go exploring, allow yourself to “get lost”. ie: don’t have your nose glued to a map.
4. Know key phrases in the language.
5. Take some “downtime” everyday or a siesta to relax and recharge.
6. Stay “unconnected” to the internet, phone, TV, newspaper for as much-as long as possible
7. Enjoy!!!!
8. Bring home meaningful mementos-souvenirs-photos.
9. Compromise as much as possible with your travel mate(s)..after all, you came to have a good time and probably have tickets home together~
10. Smile!!

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