Are you stressed?

photo by r.nial bradshaw

photo by r.nial bradshaw

Stress raises  cortisole levels in the bloodExtreme stress can also wreak havoc on your sleep.

A study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that our stress levels have steadily increased over the years — but the good news is, our worry tends to decrease with age, as the chart above shows. Financial concerns are also a major influence on how stressed we feel.

These kinds of results seem to be pretty universal across the board. According to the American Psychological Association’s 2015 Stress in America Survey, money is the biggest contributor to stress. Women are also more stressed out than men. no surprise there girls.
These statistics may sound dismal, but there is a bright side: Managing these emotions is entirely in our control


Research also shows socializing, May I suggest volunteering the sense of caring releases the hormones that heal, or see my blog on smiling.)

Yoga for calmness
exercising ( I suggest yoga, with the family here I had no time to teach classes and became a grumpy bear.)
and adopting a meditation practice can also help ease tension.
1 Amasingly studies have shown the smell of citrus can reduce stress Peel an Orange.

2 Take a walk in Nature remember the colour green calms us.

3 Read a book one chapter each day

4 Keep a diary write down your worries.

5 Spend time with your friends

6 Learn to breathe calmly and peacefully.(Yoga)

7 Spend time with an animal, they know how to relax.

8 Listen to Mozart

9 Try aromatherapy. A study conducted in 2009 found for high school students in particular, this was a very effective for releasing stress.

10 Laugh out loud often.

Lindsay Holmes says”Chronic worrying could be a sign of bigger health issues.
Prioritizing your physical health means caring for your mental health
If your stress is starting to regularly affect your life , in all it’s aspects– producing physical symptoms or loss of fun in things you once found pleasurable — you may want to consider seeking more help from professionals.”


About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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