You Have Heard it Before! You May Hear It Every Year? Stress Less This Holiday Season

Yes, it is nothing new.  In fact, it is boring, BORING.  Who  really want to talk or even think about stress.  It is inconvenient and besides that, who has the time for such contemplation?  Yet, it impacts your life and the lives of those around you, including pets.    yes, there are some people who believe that human tension accents the plants as  ad trees as well

I can’t speak to that, but I can recall witnessing  the demise of sharks in  a fish tank in attorney’s office which was down the hall from my downtown Portland office.  It seemed like every time there was a crisis of some kind in their office  (3 or 4 lawyers), one of the sharks died.  It was like clockwork  Trauma set in and permeated the entire office and shortly thereafter one of the expensive fish, all were sharks, died.    Strange coincidence?  It is all in the interpretation, right?

That might be considered an entertaining story, but stress is no laughing matter as it is the contributor of many problems in the lives of humans and animals.  It is also a major suspect  in the formation , promotion and/or acceleration of illnesses. Few deny this.

There are some things that you can do right now , beginning today to lower your stress thermometer.  Here are some suggestions for you  and your entire household, pet, people, plants, etc.

When you are aware that you feel tension.  breathe deeply.  Count your breaths , starting with each inhalation until you reach the count of ten.

Drink more water during the day.

If you feel your tension level becoming too high, walk a little.  Even a 30 second walk helps.

Raise your shoulders to your ears and slowly drop them back down again.

Then, of course, there is the usual exercise, laughing, stretching, ec.

These suggestions work for many situations, but not all!

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