We all have stress – there isn’t one person alive who doesn’t have something which stresses them. Some have more stressors than others in their lives and life, being a cycle, at times, we have more stress than we want or need. Nevertheless, we know we need to deal with it yet, we shy away from the very things which will help us – se tell ourselves we don’t have time!
Relief from stress saves you time – doesn’t seem like it because, de-stressors, too, take some of your time. And that’s precisely why people won’t take the time to relieve themselves of stress through simple techniques – they don’t feel they have the time!
Yet, in the long run, the effects of stress will cost you – they’ll cost you in so many ways – time, health, family, work, etc. – and, at the extreme, burn out.
What is the real reason people won’t take the time to de-stress?
Because they don’t think they are worth it – everything else is more important – getting the job done, getting the report in, getting the kids to practice, over-extending themselves in their volunteer work – everything and everyone else is more important than caring for themselves. That’s why people don’t take time for themselves every day to de-stress – even on days off from work.
Next time you feel the stress – you know the symptoms – do the very simplest thing of all – sit quietly on your own some place where you can be alone – the bathroom stall is always very private – take a few deep breaths, think of a beautiful place you like eg Hawaii, French Riviera, and think good thoughts too – 5 or 10 minutes – that’s all – anywhere, any time – this is possible – you’ll feel refreshed and ready to go again. Your body and mind will thank you! Make it a habit – every day!