How much fun do dogs have?
Have you ever noticed how dogs seem to enjoy every moment of their lives. Perhaps us humans can learn from them and be more dog like.
To have the ability to flop, switch off and relax, have a nap – just enjoying being present. The time to let go, without thinking or worrying about stuff, letting go of any stress or tension.
Exercise is a great way to let go of any tension, pent up feelings, and afterwards you feel so much better. Maybe that’s why dogs have a mad half hour running around, and then they just flop, have a nap and recover.
How do you switch off, let go and relax? Do you read a book before going to sleep at night, or do 30 minutes of daily exercise for exercise sake during the day. Does anyone still do jigsaws or puzzles any more?
Being able to stop and not do a great deal should be part of your daily self care routine, to allow your mind and body to re-set.
Do you know what stress is?
Stress is how we react when we feel under pressure or threatened. It usually happens when we are in a situation that we don’t feel we can manage or control.
If you are stressed, you might feel:
- Irritable, angry, impatient or wound up
- Over-burdened or overwhelmed
- Anxious, nervous or afraid
- Like your thoughts are racing and you can’t switch off
- Unable to enjoy yourself
- Uninterested in life
- Like you’ve lost your sense of humour
- A sense of dread
- Worried or tense
- Neglected or lonely
- Existing mental health problems getting worse
Some people who go through severe stress may experience suicidal feelings. This can be very distressing.
Stress is part of our every day life, everyone has stress to some level and some stress can be good. Good stress is short-term and it inspires and motivates you, focuses your energy and enhances performance. Bad stress, however, is the kind that wears you out, leaves you jittery and is harmful to your health.
Here are 3 things you can do to help lower your stress levels
I help and support busy, stressed and overweight people to take back control, be calm, collected and able to relax. Personalised sessions that fit in with family and lifestyles. No more sweaty palms, racing heart or those feelings of panic and overwhelm.
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