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Breath is life force energy which can help us to live in the present moment awareness. If there is any thought of stress, anger etc. come at the moment, we need to bring our awareness of breath at the top of nostril while breath in or breath out. We can step back on the breath when our mind is wandered or chattered. Attention goes where energy flow. If we bring our attention to the breath, automatically the thoughts of stress, anger etc. move away.
Create a gap or space between breath in and breath out. This gap or space help us to pay attention, slow down, and watch out our thoughts. You can hold it for few seconds and then release the breath. It would help to absorb the maximum oxygen inside the wall of lungs and it give power to the immunity of body as well. Oxygen bring fresh energy which can declutter all kinds of useless thoughts of stress. Witness the expansion and contraction of lungs while breath in and breath out and there is no thought of stress because you are connecting with life force energy.
Grounding transcends stress
Witness the Mother Earth by having a deep connection with nature such as water, grass, sunshine etc. is to release our negative energy and absorb positive energy. This is the way we can raise our frequency, vibration, and energy. We can connect with our garden and walk on grass with bare feet and hug the trees as well. If we also add breathing meditation, it will bring more advantages and can help to diminish our anger, fear, ego etc. Breath is life force energy and it can help us to move inside to heal our body, mind and soul.
Witnessing is a crucial practice
Witnessing means profound investigation and introspection. For example, we can witness our lives from when we are born to becoming a child into adulthood to growing older until we die. Everything is constantly moving and changing; it is Universal law. So, we need to accept changes.
In the same way, we can witness the stress. Often in our lives, we get stressed, and we waste our time and energy by overthinking in the form of ‘useless thoughts’. For example, when we fail in any project, we overthink and overanalyze. We connect with many ‘useless thoughts’ which causes stress, and we waste time, energy, and money pondering what could have been and why? I consider failure an opportunity to show us how we can grow and evolve.
Of course, everything depends on how we look at things, whether positive or negative mental attitude. Stress is like a cloud in the sky; clouds appear and disappear. We never focus on the cloud; we can witness the sky. We should use this analogy when it comes to stress.
We should witness the stress and let it pass by instead of connecting and becoming the ‘useless thought’. We cannot prevent stress from happening in the future, but we can avoid it from taking over our brains and lives by simply choosing to observing it instead of engaging and connecting with it. But still reconnecting to the past experience can also helps us to prevent stress as well. We will always remain healthy and happier and when we avoid all ‘useless thoughts’.
Animal is a great stress buster
Petting and cuddling release a positive feel good hormone called serotonin and oxytocin which can help us to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. As soon as we connect with animals, we can notice and witness that it raises our frequency and vibration, absorbs our negativity, and frees us from stress, anxiety etc. Domestic animals are known for being stress busters. They radiate calm and relaxed energy and feel our frequency and vibrations as well. Dogs never live in the past or future they always live in the present moment. Remember like attracts like so, the more you raise your vibration and energy the more the animal will gravitate towards you and so when you do get stressed, they will help dissolve what you are holding.
Have you ever loved a dog? Animals share the highest degree of unconditional love. Sadly, human life often relates to being all about giving and taking and therefore we attract pain and suffering. The more we can connect with dogs or other domestic animals, the more we will learn about unconditional love and our lives will be transformed. Dogs live from moment to moment; they also never live with mind or ego therefore they can help us develop positive relationships with human beings.
The dog is like a magnet that can help us to attract love, abundance, and many other things into our life.
Be responsive, and not reactive
If someone creates stress in the way of a discussion or an argument with me, I will never reply immediately. I will take a few minutes or even hours depending on the situation and respond to them when I feel calm and grounded. Furthermore, if I bring my awareness to the breath, it will help to dissolve any stress. Become an observer.
Asking for forgiveness will release stress
If someone should ever hurt or betray you, do not hold grudges. Our goal is to release and let go of it completely. Ask for forgiveness and be grateful in your heart that you are here and growing in some way because of them. Instead of getting caught up in negative energies and resentment, create a fragrance of self-love and compassion and release others from your life even if they hurt or cheated you. Pray, bless, and meditate from the deepest core of your heart. Everything is energy, frequency, and vibration in the Universe so, by practising the art of forgiveness, we will increase our frequency and vibration and will detach our energy from them, so we don’t keep getting stuck. This way, you are not fighting and struggling with your thoughts. Always practice gratitude, so we learn the lesson and therefore don’t have to repeat it again and move forward with a peaceful heart.
Stress in daily life
Stress arises from useless and unproductive thoughts that come from living in the past or future. For example, if I would be thinking about my wife, getting into a relationship with someone else at work, it would create doubt and confusion wherever I am, ending up in stress because I am thinking without any proper reason by disconnecting with this moment. Meditation and deep connection with nature such as water, mountain, river etc. can help us to reduce stress as well.
Stress also happens when we have many endless desires in the form of attachments. We are thinking to satisfy all desire, which is impossible. As soon as we satisfy one desire, the next desire comes up. We are living in an outside world and we cannot look within because all attachments push us outside and finally, we lose our true selves in order to satisfy them and we are not able to know who we really are, and stress comes out at the end in the form of anger, frustration, and fear. Taking a few focused relaxed breaths is our practice instead of getting irritated and putting anger on someone else.
Stress also takes place when something has happened in the past, related to some incident in the form of anxiety interfering with the present moment which causes stress. We are thinking about the future related to career, job, and business that create stress as well. It decreases our productivity.
The more we take oxygenated air, the more we get rid of stress because oxygenated air filters our ill thoughts and rejuvenates our life.
Stress also happens when we are not able to handle a situation because we have been living a wrong pattern of life. Day and night shift changes affect our physical and mental health because of changes in the biological clock and finally, stress comes out. Unwanted thoughts create tensions, worries, and anxieties, which come from the past or thinking about future planning, job, career etc. Stress has nothing to do with the outside. It has something to do with the inside but we blame outside factors.
Energy Conservation Technique
Whatever you do, if you take relax breaths after a certain interval, it would add great value to your work. I like writing books but it is not like that I keep on writing for a longer period of time but I need to take a relaxed and deep breath at a certain period of time by closing our eyes and then I can bring up good productive thoughts again, which can reduce stress and increase the productivity level and I can enjoy my work as well. As soon as we close our eyes, there is inside journey starts where we can connect with ourself and outer distraction is not any more. You can save your energy level because you are regaining your energy after a certain period of time and then use it for the right purpose, which is also called energy conservation technique.
Time Management Skill
You need to prioritize your work. We know that time is limited for everyone and we have to do too much work in a day, therefore, we need to calculate our time for every work. Just for an example, we must have spare time in the morning for meditation at least ten minutes every day then we can start other tasks because it can calm and settle down our mind to make things more organized and efficient. 60 to 70 percent of diseases are caused by too much stress. Cardiac disease, ulcer etc. are examples of it.
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