Stress is a natural reaction of the body. But too much stress zaps the joy out of living.
Stress can be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from demanding circumstances. There is a lot of current research about the harmful effects of stress and its increase on the risk of everything from the common cold to cardiovascular disease. While the jury is still out on exactly how stress affects human beings, we can all agree on one thing: stress is not fun.
Do you ever feel like stress is wearing you down?
In one form or another we are all seeking happiness. . . happiness is health. When stress gets out of hand, it can spiral into a state of depression. Take a moment and think about a time when you were feeling sad, depressed or experiencing grief. Now see if you can separate your circumstances from your thoughts about your circumstances.The realization that the feeling of depression does not come from our circumstances, rather it comes from our thoughts about our circumstances is liberating. Control is an important aspect of our psychological well-being. When we come to grips with the fact that we are powerless against our external world, we are empowered to take action on our internal world. We realize that within each of us resides a lasting state of bliss which is ever satisfying and does not diminish with age. Stress, tension, depression, and self-hatred prevent us from developing our good qualities and sharing them with others. Happiness and love are at the core of our being, itâ€™s our duty to uncover them. Changes in diet and lifestyle and implementation of herbal substances, teas and yoga postures are all helpful tools in reaching your ultimate goal of freedom from whatever holds you back from living in the present moment. When you take care of the physical body by living a healthy lifestyle, you will find it much easier to remain present. Living in the present moment gives space for you to fall in love with every moment of your life.