Bare 5 Element #5…
This is a simple concept. Keep joy, happiness and fun in your life. Stress so often takes the place of enjoyment in our lives. Want to feel better? Manage your stress level. Stress is one of the most detrimental and potentially devastating influences the modern lifestyle has on our health. Stress will negatively impact every aspect of your life and well being. Nearly every disorder and disease has roots in stress, either noticeable or hidden. Mental, emotional, physical, biological, environmental. It all counts as stress and it all impacts the normal functioning of the body. It is nearly possible to avoid, but it is possible to manage and mitigate.
How? By enjoying life. Relax. Do things you enjoy. Find the joy in life whenever you can. Practice controlling the things you can, let go of the things you can’t. By having more fun, we can manage stress very effectively.
Everyone has their own ways of enjoying life. The key is to not forget about them. Don’t let life stop you from doing things that make you feel good. You might not have the opportunity to fill your days with fun but try to do something enjoyable every day, even if it’s for 5 minutes. Find your joy, practice it and worship it.
Here are some basic ideas for stress management and relaxation…
Laugh- this is so powerful, laugh whenever you can.
Play- being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t play.
Dance- doesn’t matter how when or where, just dance.
Talk- friends and family are great stress relievers.
Meditate- even a few quiet minutes goes a long way.
Exercise- a must, be active some way every day.
Walk- the easiest and most ancient way to be active.
Write/Journal- great way to keep things in perspective.
Hobbies- find your past time.
Movies- so many people love the movies.
Smile- so easy to do and such a great way to spread joy.
Courtesy- saying nice things and doing favors is golden.
Chill- just be, doing nothing is awesome sometimes.
This list could go on but… the Bare 5 Bottom Line: Do fun things and things that make you feel good.