We all know stress is bad for us but do you really understand the effects to your body. Here is a great video by Ted Ed, an Emory Univ professor that goes more in-depth. Check it out: http://www.mindful.org/how-stress-changes-the-brain-and-body/
Learn more about a special division from the National Institute of Health called the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health solely focused on the study of holistic health such as stress and relaxation techniques. Sign up for their newsletter to get the newest info and get tip-sheets like this:
Did you have any idea today was National Stress Awareness Day? Did you even know it existed? Hopefully your day was filled with stress triggers but if it was here are some suggestions to relax tonight and be more mindful check out this great news article published today:
One great tip to control stress is to develop healthy boundaries. This can be achieved by being self-aware, knowing your limits, and realizing you can't please everyone. Read more on http://www.habitsforwellbeing.com/3-ways-to-create-healthy-personal-boundaries/?mc_cid=8ccb5ccb8f&mc_eid=53716fa8d2
Always have to have your smartphone or tablet close? Try one of these two great apps available for both Android and IOS: 1) Calm or 2) Breathe. Both are designed to help you take a much needed break from your hectic day and they are FREE. Have you tried one of these or do you have a fave app that you use to relax? Comment and let us know...
Affirmations are basically positive phrases that are meant to uplift but also help us manifest the life we want. One of the Queens in this technique is Louise Hay. Follow this link to watch one of her videos about her affirmation meditation app: