Stress Buster Recipe
Stress is the worst dis-ease! So slow down, smell the roses ......
Learn to relax more, learn that it's OK to say NO (gracefully and politely of course!) . Try to worry less, be grateful for the good stuff and do more of the things YOU love to do! We all want to live a life that is long and happy, free of stress.
We live life in such a hurry these days! Dashing off to the shops after work, hurrying home to cook a ready meal in minutes, do the laundry, do a quick tidy of our homes, have a quick bath, ... Phew - just writing all of this is making my heart race and I'm beginning to hyperventilate!
Life should be fun and joyful and happy and...better than all expectations.
So review your lifestyle - identify the causes of stress and make some changes; even the tiniest change will make a difference.
When you lead a slower life, a less stressful life, you can focus so much more easily on living, your job, your goals, your family, friends ......
I am sharing some of my really very simple and favourite Stress Busters and coping mechanisms to take some time out from the grind of those daily stresses.....I hope that you will find something here to inspire you.
Don't forget to print out my simple Stress Buster Recipe - a gift for you.
LET'S NOT LIVE LIFE IN A HURRY ANYMORE!
Slow down. Music ... to feed the soul
Aim for a stress free life!
Stress is usually described as being under too much pressure and can cause psychological and physical symptoms such as poor sleep, irritability and feeling anxious.
Those daily stresses we face from work, parents, children, school, other people and deadlines, just general daily living that grind away. Added to this, are the stresses we put ourselves under trying to achieve insurmountable tasks and goals, commitments, to live up to our own and other people's expectations; beating ourselves up for not accomplishing things.
We do fast food, speed dating, trying to fit everything in in one day, running to catch a bus, a train, rushing to get to work on time, grabbing a quick cup of coffee and a bite to eat, hurrying to pick up the kids, books that have condensed version for faster reading ....holidays where we can visit 20 countries in 20 days!
Even the shows on TV are in a rush - how often have you heard TV Presenters ending shows and interviews abruptly, even in a middle of someone's sentence - because they're out of time!
And what about the fear inducing ads - hurry, before the sale ends, last chance to buy this ... or that! Even worse, I heard an ad on the radio reminding everyone that their Self Assessment Tax is due - time is running out .. they said! No wonder we live our lives thinking that don't have enough of anything, especially time - ohh the stress of it all!
These constant day in and day out daily stresses can wear us down and damage our health and ability to cope. Long-term stress can mean we are at greater risk of developing a disease or even dying prematurely.
LET'S NOT LIVE LIFE IN A HURRY ANYMORE! Savour and appreciate each day, spend more time with your loved ones, laugh more and spend more time doing those things you love to do! Slow ... down ... take time to smell the roses!
Take time to smell the roses
A poor life this if, full of care by W H Davies - a great welsh poet and writer
We have no time to stand and stare.
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
W H Davies - a great welsh poet and writer
Take more naps
Let's not live life in a hurry anymore!
Relax more, slow down, take a nap if you feel like it..
More and more people are beginning to feel that constant rushing and busy-ness is not good for our health and is the very cause of some of the stress in our lives.
There are movements springing everywhere up on slowing down, living in the now, taking notice and living meaningfully.
These websites below have inspired me - check them out ... you never know - it may be the answer for you.
- Slow Down Now
slowdownnow, otherwise known as The Institute of Not Doing Much and their Slow Manifesto begins: "There are those who urge us to speed. We resist!" This website will give you a laugh (and what could be better for stress than a good laugh?)
- An Intentional Life : zen habits
Written by Leo Babauta, this is one of my favourite blogs - I'm always inspired by what he writes on slowing down, creating habits for a lifetime, living in the moment .... take time to read a few of his articles on his blog.
- Slow Money
Their ideas are wonderful! Slow Money Principles begins with: I. We must bring money back down to earth. Isn't that an inspiring beginning?
We're unique Human Beings!
It's OK to make mistakes - we're trying our best and we have nothing to feel bad or guilty about!
Sun, Sea and Fresh Air
~ Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air ~ - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A daily dose of sunshine is not only good for our mental health; but also hugely important our physical health! We need to spend at least half an hour outdoors everyday - a perfect Stress Buster plus it tops up our Vitamin D levels for our health's sake!
What do you think?
Gardening - it's free and so therapeutic
All you need is a small space ...
Gardening is wonderfully therapeutic and the fresh air and sunshine will be the added tonic you need!
Plant some herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, fruit trees - healthy free food!
And if you don't have a garden, that's OK. All you need is a small space:
* a windowsill
* a kitchen counter
* a balcony
* a patio
You'll be amazed at what you can grow and how beautiful it will look!
Walk a Labyrinth - Remember nature and the outdoors and sunshine have super healing powers!
Can't get to an outdoors Labyrinth?
Do the next best thing - finger walk a labyrinth online ...
Walk a Labyrinth online for a delightful experience
- Gratefulness.org - Labyrinth online
Treat yourself (and help your stress levels at the same time) with a visit to this website and explore all their delightful experiences, things to do and to read.. One of the tools they offer is an online Labyrinth experience - great stress buster.
- Labyrinth Society - Labyrinth online
And another labyrinth to finger walk and meditate as you do so with music. It's so peaceful and a beautiful journey. ... just give it a try to you'll see what I mean
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.— ~ W. Somerset Maugham ~
- Yes Man
Danny Wallace is the author of Yes Man - one of the funniest books I've read. But there is a little bit more to this book too. Three magical words that changed his life - SAY YES MORE!
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.— ~ George F Burns ~
Read and Research EVERYTHING wisely and widely; then decide for yourself what works for YOU!— Philosophy of Barbs @ Synchroncity House
Pineapple Strawberry Green Smoothie Recipe for you to enjoy
And food for the body!
Drink a delicious Green Smoothie. Nutrition in a Glass!
Green Smoothies are a wonderfully easy way to add more greens into your diet for a healthier you.
Stress is such a strain on our emotions but also on our physical bodies and it's so important at this time, even when you least feel like eating, to eat the best most nutritious foods available.
Choose fruits and vegetables that appeal to you, research which ones offer the added nutrition you need, blend and drink up.
Pineapple Strawberry Green Smoothie
Green Smoothies are not only good nutrition; but very quick and easy to prepare.
Choose vegetables and fruits that are good for stress - like this recipe.
Serves: 1 - 3
- Pineapple - 1 whole fresh
- Lettuce - Romaine or Wild Lettuce 4 - 5 leaves
- Celery - 1 bunch
- Fennel - 1 whole
- 1 cup filtered water (or to suit your taste)
- strawberries - about 6 - 8
- Peel the Pineapple, chop into small pieces and put into your Blender.
- Wash and then juice the Celery and the Fennel and add the juice to the Blender. (If you don't have a Juicer, chop the peeled Fennel and Cucumber and add to the Blender).
- Add the cup of water and blend these ingredients.
- Add the washed Strawberries and Lettuce leaves and blend all together till smooth - add more water if you prefer.
- Pour into beautiful glasses and drink your Green Smoothie Stress Buster Drink.
- Either share with a friend or family or drink this nutrition in a glass throughout the day.
Blender Tools - And Recipe Books too!
What about Woodcraft as a hobby?
if knitting is too girly for you
Or build a model aircraft or a car.....
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you?
Not much.— ~ Jim Rohn ~
Sometimes just watching a movie is the perfect Stress Buster
And movies that Studio Ghibli produce are the best movies ever; in fact you almost forget that they're animations. Take a break from the mainstream box office hits and watch a few of these lovely films.
They are beautifully crafted with incredible attention to smallest of details. And the story lines are so so touching and sweet and uplifting and inspiring - do yourself a favour and watch one today!
A Bucket List movie to move you to tears! - Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are awesome in this movie ....
An inspiring and thought provoking movie and these two amazing actors were perfect for their roles. They make their Bucket Lists of things they've always wanted to do but never have and what fun they have doing the things on their lists. It made me smile and laugh and cry. And begin my own bucket list.
Life goes by in the blink of an eye - do the things you've always dreamed of doing - NOW is the time!
Make your bucket list of your wildest dreams of things you really really would love to do - your job is to write your list and the universe will do the rest! Try it and see what happens!
Chocolate is definitely feel good food.... - If you haven't tried Raw Chocolate - do your yourself ... and your health a favour!
All I'm going to say is .....Yummy :)
Or soak in a hot bath with bubbles, essential oils and music ... Roses beats stress in more ways than one!
It's not only taking time out to smell the roses that is a stress buster. The aroma of Rose essential oil it has also been discovered, decreases the production of the body's stress hormones, helping to calm the nervous system.
* * Use a few drops of the essential while luxuriously soaking in a bath and you'll have a wonderful night's sleep.
* * Or sprinkle a few drops on a tissue and carry with you during the day for instant relief when you need it.
* * Why not indulge in tempting magical rose scented soaps and lotions too.
Bee Keeping AND honey keep you healthy!
Can you believe - Bee Keeping?
Yes, it's a great Stress Buster! Keeping bees is one of the therapies that doctors recommend to patients who have had heart attacks!
Bee Keepers need to be calm, quiet, slow and patient - ideal therapy for reducing stress in everyone, not only those who have had heart attacks. Plus of course, bees produce honey, one of the best and most healthy foods on our earth planet.
You will need to take a course on bee keeping practise and then it's very easy to set up a hive in your own back garden.
Goodbye stress and hello delicious healthy honey!
My final Stress Buster has to be ...HUBPAGES!
As I created and tweaked this; it suddenly struck me that designing and writing on Hubpages is a perfect antidote to Stress.
Therapeutic, satisfying, creative and fun; leaving no time to be stressed or depressed. And you can make a little money too ....
Thank you Hubpages.
Help yourself and at the same time help others by creating and sharing - your hobbies, knowledge, dreams and skills with the world!
- 10 Reasons to Join HubPages!
For just over 3 years now I have been an avid, albeit part-time, writer here on HubPages. I started out with some hesitation, not knowing if it would be a really good fit for my writing hobby. But over time the site has really grown on me. If you...
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***A Gift For You*** - My freebie for you to download......
- Stress Buster Recipe
A simple little way to take a moment away from daily life to relax, de-stress and count your blessings!