Reflexology For The Spirit

10 Ways to Cope with Stress

Everyone I know and meet is stressed out these days.  Many are ill.  Flu.  Heart Issues.  Rashes.  Arthritis.  You name it.  Coping with current events can be challenging for all of us.

There are things that you can do to cope with the situation.

BOOK A REFLEXOLOGY, REIKI, OR CHAKRA HEALING SESSION.   It may be that just one session is all you need to feel more relaxed, grounded.  Or, it may be that one session  won’t heal everything but one session is better than nothing.  And, maybe you can find time in your schedule to book several bodywork healing sessions.

TAKE A NAP.  I work.  I know how hard this can be but I manage to schedule my naps for a few short minutes when I get home from work.  These little power naps are crucial to my overall wellbeing.    I also try to schedule a nap on my  day off.    Put your feet up for five minutes even.  It will help.

SPEND SOME TIME WITH FRIENDS.   Your connection to your community is a boost to your grounding and calm.  Chatting with friends and acquaintances over a cup or tea or at a meeting of some kind can be very positive.  This will give your mental health a boost.

DO YOU MEDITATE?  If not, now is a good time to begin.  I just read in a book that people who meditate live three years longer than those who don’t.  If you do, now is a good time to pat yourself on the back.  You’ve got a good habit.   If you don’t meditate, now is a good time to begin the practice.  This might be a good time to join a meditation group or class.

DEVELOP A NEW INTEREST.   The opportunities to expand your horizon are limitless.  Not all hobbies are expensive.  Many are not costly at all.  The important thing is that you find something new to do which you like.   Your options are endless here.

CHANGE YOUR DIET!   When you add new foods to your life,   you’ll be on an adventure. Choose a new food each week.  Bring it home and  discover where the food comes from, how it’s cooked, stored, and eaten.   You’ll enjoy  these discoveries each week.  This change will help you feel more alive, and energized.  At the end of a year, your kitchen will be an entirely different place with all the new foods you’ll be eating.  You’ll know and enjoy many new foods!  Chances are, you will be more energized and happier overall.

DISCOVER SOMETHING EACH DAY THAT YOU CAN BE GRATEFUL FOR.   It doesn’t have to be a big thing.  But, finding something to be thankful for is important.  Try to do this early in your day so you can enjoy this feeling all day long.

USE A DAILY PLANNER.  This one small change in your life can give you a large shift as you relieve the stress caused by missed appointments and unscheduled events.  Finally having your life schedule organized  is a major stress reliever for many.

HONOR YOURSELF.  We all experience setbacks of one kind or another.  The important thing is to not allow them to control your life.  Take a negative event and turn it into a strength-building exercise.  This will help you  overcome feelings of stress and negativity.

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Thank you again for your interest in wellness for all.

Thurman Greco