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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stress Is Not the Enemy



All your life you've heard how important it is to eat healthy and exercise. But you know how it goes ... you figure there's always time to do it later, and so you continue in your somewhat-less-than-healthy ways and eat things that contain too many chemicals and too many calories and you don't exercise. I mean, life is meant to be fun, right?

So you are planning to have a BBQ at your house this weekend. You went shopping, but since you live out in the country, you have to drive into town. You are expecting quite a few guests, and hence have a great deal of meat and ice cream in your car. As you drive home, your car stalls. It won't start again. And you realize you forgot to charge your mobile, so you can't make any calls. And it's a pretty deserted country road with no traffic. Now what?

You decide to take the food that needs refrigeration out of the car and begin walking in the direction of your home, about seven miles. It's a very hot and humid Texan mid-day. Your strength gives out after a couple of miles. You can't handle the weight of the bags and you particularly can't handle the weight combined with the unaccustomed exercise. Your arms are burning from the weight, your legs are burning from the exercise, and your lungs are aching.

Clearly you understand that in this instance the specific circumstances (stalled car and dead cell phone) are not your enemy, right? Your enemy is your lack of fitness and stamina and health.

When we talk about stress it is similar analogy. If you never practice any relaxation techniques when the going is good, you will not be able to implement them when the going gets rough. You need to have developed those muscles if you want them to work at the times that you need them.

Practice some gratitude exercises, practice the mindfulness walk, practice awareness, and you will see how your neural pathways begin to shift and change in your favour.


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1 comment:

  1. As much as possible, avoid white foods and instead choose the darker version of the same item, which is likely to contain more fiber and less sugar. Examples include brown rice, whole wheat bread and oatmeal instead of sugary cereals. Thanks for sharing information.
    Regards,

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