…and throughout the year.
We’re in the midst of the holiday season, which can be a lot of fun but can also be stressful. Add on that 2016 has been a rough year for a lot of folks, and you may find yourself carrying a heap of stress
No matter which spiritual path you follow, it’s not surprising if you feel overwhelmed, cranky or downright “bah -humbug” at points. Even when we’re working hard at making merry, we all can use a break or two during the holiday season
Let me make you a holiday gift of one…
(It’s a gift that keeps giving…)
The next time you’re feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed or down, instead of suffering, try this:
Take a deep breath, and
Look up at the ceiling.
(Repeat as needed…)
Give it a try now. Think of something that brings you down (income taxes, your least-favorite co-worker, cleaning out the fridge…) Notice how it makes you feel, where it hits you in the body and in the spirit…
Then breath deep and look up. Feel the difference?
While no substitute for Prozac, most folks find that, when they do this, they feel more positive, centered and able to cope with whatever’s going on in their lives.
Why does this work?
When stressed, we breath short and shallow. Breathing deeply and slowly triggers a mind-body connection saying “all is well”, and actually puts us in a better place, health and emotion-wise. Looking up seems to strengthen this reaction (and when I’m facing challenges, I find looking up valuable for spiritual reasons as well…)
I like to think that we’re all hardwired with ways to change our beliefs, heal ourselves, find our centers and create our own best lives.
And, by the by, this technique is not just for the holidays, but works all year long. …
In any case, remember next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or down, breath deep and look up… and have a better day (or holiday.)
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