reduce stress

Be Like Water

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash."

- Bruce Lee


The genius of this statement is easy to understand and hard to implement. The idea of flow is a way to live a stress free life that will change you forever. Adapting to change like water will help you lead a healthier happier life. Here are 5 different ways you can continue your journey on The Road to Better Health:

  • Exercise
    -an easy way to regulate hormones, expend energy, be present, and improve your confidence. Anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour can help to reduce your stress and even help you sleep better.
  • Meditation
    - The practice of being present usually involves deep breathing, sitting still, and a singular focus, usually in the present moment. Try to incorporate some calming music or a candle/incense to accompany your practice. 
  • Write Things Down
    - When the overwhelmed feeling of having too much to do creeps up on you, try starting a to do list and start at the top. Having tasks written down can dramatically reduce stress Check out this article.
  • Laugh
    - The science is sound, check it out. laugh more
  • Learn to Say No
    - In life we are typically offered more and more and sometimes we can do ourselves some good by saying no. In a world of doing, sometimes we need to start being. Time for yourself is just as important as the time you give away. 

Stress is important in living a healthy life but like many things, balance is essential when trying to manage how much and which kinds of stress are beneficial. Generally speaking CRONIC stresses are not good for you, where ACUTE stresses are good for you. While this isn't always the case I think it is a fair way to quickly asses your stress levels. Now get out there, start livin' and I'll see YOU on The Road to Better Health.


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a good type of stress ;)

a good type of stress ;)