8 Tips For Success To DeStress


What if I told you there were 8 tips to destress that I can share with you that will help you to de-stress? Welp, I’m gonna tell ya so you know, or are reminded of what you already know!

In essence, we are the guardians of our temples for our life span. It is in our best interest to take as good care of ourselves as possible. Being aware of what we eat along with getting enough exercise is great and essential, yet taking care of ourselves goes well beyond being vegan, veggie, pescatarian, carnivore or whether we get our laps around the track or in the pool on a regular basis.

There is a Mindfulness aspect that often gets overlooked. Being Mindful of our stress levels and doing something constructive about it makes for a much more centered, more balanced, more enjoyable way of life.

Below is a list of things you can do right NOW to chisel away at your stress levels and of course you should get my book, 28 Daily Thoughts & Mantras 4 Mindfulness–Keys 4 Stress Relief & Personal Growth.


And The 8 Tips Are…


1- Breathe Deeply

It’s a FREE way to Destress!

Breathe Deeply? Whadya mean Breathe Deeply? That’s IT? That’s too easy! Yep. It’s as simple as that believe it or not. Making it a priority to pause and take deep, soul-stirring breaths throughout the day is a luxury we deny ourselves—especially when we are under the gun. It’s not enough to remember to breathe deeply during yoga or meditation (for those that practice). Consciously pulling in, then releasing out the air we breathe throughout the day is grounding, centering, balancing and clarifying. And. It’s FREE! Another perk is that it feels good, and it sets you up to make better, more focused decisions and to hear your Inner Guidance more clearly.


2- Hydrate With Water

Not Gatorade, coconut milk, kombucha or coffee. But WATER. We are mostly water so why not supply yourself with whatchore made of? Taking time to drink, not gulp, down some water from a natural source boosts the immune system, helps with headaches, flushes out toxins, increases brain power and provides energy. Doesn’t mean you can’t have the other stuff, but try to make H2O your go-to. If you buy bottled water, read the label to make sure it is from a natural source. Couple that with deep breaths and you’re ready to slay again!


3- Exercise Your Positivity Muscle

What Positivity Muscle? That’s not part of the human anatomy…

If you’re basically a cynic, a skeptic, a realist or any other kinda ‘tellin’ it like it is person,’ try to shift your perspective every once in a while…then try more than every once in a while. Looking at the dark side of things sure does heap on the stress and then some! Flip da script, shift the ‘tude (as in attitude) open the blinds and let the light shine IN! Oops, you may actually feel good as a result…until the voices in The Mind Chorus chime in that you’re being delusional…ahhhh, that’s for another article but in the meantime, give locating and exercising your Positivity Muscle a workout! Psst…it’s in your heart.

Helps to destress like nobody’s bidnezz!


4-Which brings me to…EXPECT THE BEST

The person who always expects the worst to happen is right. The person who always expects the best to happen is right.

WHAT????? EXPECT THE BEST???? THE SKY IS FALLING, EVERYTHING IS IMPLODING THE WORLD IS A MESS POLITICS POVERTY THE ECONOMY MY MY MY!!!! Well now, aren’t these things rather stressful subjects to bat around while navigating your day? Focusing upon worry as opposed to being open in receiving ideas for solutions add to the muck and mire in The Mind Chorus.

Our viewpoint and outlook make a huge difference on stress levels. Expecting the worst to happen all the time puts you in fight or flight mode. CONSTANTLY. Lots of adrenal firing which can lead to Adrenal Stress…which may be one of the reasons ya can’t sleep at night cause ya always wired.

Expecting The Best is Not A Pipe Dream And A Great Way To Destress

As much as we would like to, we cannot save the world as long as we remain in Stress Out Mode. Sure bad things happen, but good things also happen. The person who always expects the worst to happen is right. The person who always expects the best to happen is right. Which side of the fence do you want to sit on?

One viewpoint always leads to much much much more stress. Right now, you may be looking at me (through the words on the page) like I’m crazy but I assure you, I am not.

Having lived most of my life stressed out to the nth degree, I have experienced first hand what expecting the worst can do and how it reeks havoc on the body. I have also experienced what expecting the best feels likeNot suggesting you bury your head in the sand or be naïve about personal, family or world crises, but I am suggesting that worrying about it doesn’t change it one bit.


5- Carry An Essential Oil Around

Or keep it at your work station. Essential oils are da bomb digeddy!

Don’t worry, it won’t fumigate a room if you just dab a very small amount on your wrist, (make sure you or the people near you have no allergies) or add a couple drops on a tissue or cotton ball. A hit from essential oils like Peppermint, (my personal fave) Lavender, or Chamomile can have a soothing, calming effect. Also helps with headaches, particularly if you combine it with tips 1-4.

Essential oils can put you in destress mode like a boss!


6- Press On Those Pressure Points

They do a body good, not to mention is a GREAT way to destress!

They’re not just meant to disable your opponent in a fight. The body is loaded with pressure points, many in the hand, arm, chest, head and shoulder regions. Pressing on them can knock out a headache, boost energy, reduce heat, and calm ya right on down.


7- Smile More/Laugh More

One can never say that enough. More smiling, more laughing raises your Vibe. In a BIG way. Make it a point to get your daily dose of some genuine smiling and some hearty laughing!



28 Daily Thoughts & Mantras 4 Mindfulness–Keys 4 Stress Relief & Personal Growth. Mannn, you wanna destress? It is a step-by-step daily guide to help you keep on track to de-stress and live your best Life! Plus, it’s so doggone beautiful with color photos and color pages. The font is also a nice size and you may not even need your reading glasses!

It’s an easy read for the busy, stressed out person.

Oh and one more thing. Surround yourself with things that are calming. Have them in your office and living space as reminders of the steps in this article.



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