Stress Management – Can You Benefit?
Everybody, no matter what they do or who they are, can benefit from a plan for the management of stress. We have to face the facts, stress is part of our everyday life no matter if you are a powerful CEO or a stay at home parent. Even elementary school kids, college students, nurses, lawyers, dentists, business owners, bartenders, and waitresses deal with different types of stress everyday. The doctor who has to tell someone they have a terminal disease, or the fifth grader who has a history test, and the waitress who has to deal with unhappy customers is all part of their everyday life.
There are different approaches you can incorporate into your stress management plan. These could include physical exercise, a body massage, or even a nice hot bubble bath. You might even consider doing some different techniques such as acupressure, acupuncture, hypnosis relaxation techniques, meditation or some other form of activity tailored to fit your individual need with a stress reduction program. It’s important to incorporate some form of relaxation into your daily or weekly schedule.
Please keep in mind no matter who you are – yes, you can benefit from stress management and you will reap the benefits of a healthier you!
Keep lots of love in your heart and hug your family everyday and keep them close.
Blessings to you and yours. Joyce Jacobsen
Stress Management – Benefiting From Laughter!
We can all reap the benefits of laughter. I am sure you’ve heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”. This theory is more true than most people realize. We have come to realize how much negative impact stress has on our body both physically and mentally. Laughter has many positive health benefits which can help counteract the stress response of the negative affects.
Laughter helps to increase the functioning of your immune system by helping the body fight off disease and illness. Case studies have shown laughter helps by increasing the production of endorphins and catecholamines. These chemicals, when released into the blood stream by the brain during laughter, increase feelings of happiness and well being.
Laughter also decreases the secretion of cortisol which makes it very beneficial in stimulating the body’s immune system. During laughter, the flow of oxygen in the blood increases. This helps the arteries to relax and lowers blood temperature and heart rate. Blood circulation increases and the skin temperature rises causing a physical response which has a beneficial effect on both respiratory and cardiovascular health.
Laughter can help speed healing, increase overall health and well being if you make it part of your stress management plan. Include laughter in your stress management plan as an exercise to be performed with rigorous laughing several times a day.
Make laughter a part of your everyday well being.