Letting go of your day-to-day built up tension...
Letting go of Stress in our daily lives is one of the trickiest things we face as human beings. We hear and read so much about Stress. Do you realise that most Stress is self-created?
The most important factor in dealing with Stress is our Attitude. Whatever may happen to us in life, our Attitude is the thing that determines how we handle it.
Our Stress Tolerance levels are important. If you can maintain a good level of Stress Tolerance you will handle stressful situations far better. Eating a balance of healthy and nourishing foods and having a good balance of exercise in your daily life are two important factors in keeping your Stress Tolerance levels high.
When our Stress Levels go up – as they will do at times – we will be in a better position to handle that extra Stress if our Stress Tolerance levels are reasonably high.
The problem is when the Stress rises and we can no longer handle it, our body tends to break down at its weakest point and we become ill. That may mean we suffer from such things as a migraine, back pain, skin problems, heart problems, asthma, mental breakdown, stomach ulcer, or perhaps turn to alcohol or drugs.
Learning to de-Stress is one of the most important things we human beings can do. In our society we do not have a tradition of true relaxation. Meaning, we are not taught how to reduce our Stress Levels both mentally and physically - how to drain away that built-up tension.
This art of relaxation is one of the major techniques taught in the two-day The Centre Within course.
What happens is that as we go through our daily lives the tension builds bit by bit. Going to sleep at night will reduce some of it, but not all. Eventually as the Stress builds it can have an effect on our bodies. And what do we often do when we are dis-at-ease? We reach for the patent medicines rather than looking at how we can reduce the tension that caused the problem. People just think they’ve become sick, without realising that their illness is largely created by how they have handled what is going on in their lives.
Situations will happen in life. People will do things that we may not agree with – things that have an effect on our life and living. Our reaction may be anger, hurt, pain, suffering – any of these will result in our body feeling stressed. What is important to our wellbeing is how we react to what has happened.
Realise that all of us have been raised differently. All of us have different reactions to what happens to us because we have had different training, different experiences and therefore we have different perspectives on what happens. This is where our Attitude is so important.
We can change our Attitude – it’s up to us. When we see things differently, from other perspectives, we will often handle a situation far better.
- Helen Everingham
Helen suggests reading "We were born Special. Beautiful and Wonderful, What Happened?" - by Bert Weir.
The Centre Within course presented by Helen Everingham is a great start for you to learn how to feel good about yourself, recognise the problems you deal with and learn how you can solve them to enhance your way of life. You can read more about this two day practical workshop here.