Wed 2 Nov 2011
Stress is known to cause heart disease, sleeplessness, sexual problems, overeating, drinking too much, loss of concentration, stomach upsets, ulcers, and most other diseases.
When we get stressed a chemical is released into our bloodstream called cortisol, also known as the Stress Hormone. Though cortisol is important in proper body functioning, high levels of this hormone can lead to diabetes and skin problems. Besides, it also attacks our immune system and leaves us vulnerable to many of the bugs and viruses.
So please wake-up to the call of stress, and take a break…take rest. It is easier said than done, as most of us can never find the will or the way to stop the ever moving pendulum of ups and downs in our lives. At such times tell yourself – ‘Stop right there!’ Go outside – take a stroll or sit to catch your breath, and relax. To enjoy your life and feel good again you must slow down; you could read a book, or just sit and relax in the warm sunshine. Besides this one of the most powerful tools that I have found to combat stress is to smile, and stop frowning. Even a false act of smiling can transcend the state of being into a happy one. And you cannot stop the rolling effect of smile at you only, it makes others invariably smile back at you.
Just for today resolve that you would smile when alone at least five times and you will smile at least at three total strangers. Who knows you may end up with lots of happy and smiling faces. Keep smiling keep passing joy. God Bless!
To Be Continued…