We are all guilty of putting off our personal needs to accomplish to get our work done, or to make our loved ones happy. With the holidays around the corner it is inevitable to not feel stressed out. Making sure they receive the perfect gift is on the top of our list. Unfortunately for us, this can lead to higher stress, and high amounts of stress over time increases the risk developing breast cancer. A Stanford research found that 65% of advanced cancer patients had consistently or fluctuating high cortisol levels, those same patients had less natural killer cells.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, such as backache, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, appetite disturbances, gastrula intestines stress, headaches, eye strain, dizziness, or heart palpitations you may want to take a step back, and take a few deep breathes and try to relax.
Here are three simple things you can do to relieve some of your stress:
1. Try taking a one-minute "time out" break when you need it
Kids are not the only ones that sometimes need a time out. During those 60 seconds try not to check your e-mail, phone, unfinished tasks, but rather regulate and monitor your breathing pattern, and clear your head of anything that could be stressing you out more than it should.
2. Remember to breathe every time you go in and out of your office
The thought of having a long day at the office may be more stressful than the actual work itself. Breathing every time before you go in and out of work can help bring the stress down.
3. Remember that your body's main goal is to maintain homeostasis and balance and heal itself.
The purpose of homeostasis is to maintain a normal balance within the body regarding its temperature, salt concentration, water concentration and food intake. With stress the body can not function properly. Your body's natural defense begins to wear down, causing you to get sick more frequently.
I hope this article was helpful for you during this busy season. Best wishes to you this Holiday season and may it be full of Love, Joy and Peace.
I have attached a video that can be beneficial for this busy time of year.
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Jeannie Nelson, CTT, NTP