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By John Broetje | Blog | Jan 24, 2014
With today’s demanding work schedule, personal obligations and more, Americans rarely seem to appreciate a few moments of serenity.
In a recent article, the Huffington Post noted, “In an attempt to conquer it all, we’re always on the go, always occupied and always a step ahead.” But what if being idle were just as productive – and necessary – as being super busy?
The article outlined the following stress busters that can invite calmness into heart and mind – and lower your heart rate and improve outlook.
1) Meditation: These can be customized to whatever you find soothing and empowering. All you need is to find a quiet place, close your eyes and breath.
2) Exercise: Being active releases feel-good chemicals in your brain. “Move in any way you love, ” the Huffington Post advised. Just remember to move.
3) Memories: Recalling fond experiences from “back in the day” is an effective way to “escape current circumstances and temporarily travel to a happier place,” the article added.
4) Writing: Take out a piece of paper (not a laptop) and jot down whatever’s on your mind. The concerns on your mind will flow out of your fingertips.
[Article source: Sleep Savvy Magazine January/February 2014]
This blog post was originally published at Sleep Savvy Magazine and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on MattressDepotusa.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.