Updated: May 4, 2020
As we've all heard by now, Stress is a disease-generator factor that has taken a royal place in our so-called "advanced" societies... But who says we cannot take a break from it? Or even better - what about we finally kiss it (and its so-called irreversible damages) a huge goodbye and start embracing a new way of life?
First thing first, know that this post was written before any Coronated Cells decided to go on an awakening mission around the world. So obviously the topic of stress was more directed to our busy live-styles in general, but obviously again you can also now use these tips for any stressful situations you are facing right now such as: forced free-time with your family, being stuck on a beautiful island, being paid and not working etc
Now let's get to it - Stress is a choice. Well, it is a parasite AND a choice. Yes, it is. And we can either let this parasite creep up on us and eat us alive, or we can decide that we will not let that thing take control over our lives. Once we’ve made that conscious decision with ourselves, we can then use these 5 easy ways to make it go away!
1. PUTTING THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE
Yes, even if you are the President or the Queen of Big & Huge Pty Ltd, you still can put things into perspectives. Because guess what? The world isn't gonna end if you do not send that last email at 1.00 am in the morning, or if you do not tell Brenda to photocopy June's last sales report. See, as human beings mounted with huge egos, we tend to believe that the world could not exist without us in it. Well, as much as we would love to be able to tell you that this is true, it actually isn't. It would certainly be a sadder place, but it would still be there regardless. Now don't guess us wrong, we're not saying that you should throw everything out the window and start lazying on your couch all day long, not at all. All we're saying is that, there is a middle way. A peaceful middle way where things still get done, but without the extra I-need-to-get-it-out-asap-or-i-will-die touch that we usually add-on. And so next time you feel a wave of stressful thoughts rushing through your mind, pause for a minute, count down 5-4-3-2-1 and tell yourself "Tomorrow is a brand new day, it's 11 pm at night, this paper can wait".
As for the current situation, the same advice applies - put things back into perspective for a minute. Ask yourself this question "what is my state of health right now?" if the answer is "Good", then enjoy! Be grateful for this healthy body of yours right now. Be fully in this moment with your healthy body and wait until tomorrow to worry about what might (or might not) come up. And if the answer is "I have symptoms" then tell yourself this "I CAN fight this!". Because YOU CAN. The virus is not strong, it dies really quickly and is only here to wake us the hell up. If you believe that you can heal yourself, then your cells will respond. Now more than ever, is the time to engage in a serious conversation with your body and to talk to your cells. They are nothing but Intelligence at work. Speak to it, express clear intentions to it and cooperate with it.
2. WALKING BARE FOOT
It might sound a bit too "Woodstocky" for you, but you would be surpr