Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"
Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tension Takes

Stress may be a part of life but your natural state can have serious negative effects on your health.
This can be hard to avoid in a world in which we are constantly on the go.

We've got a lot of luxuries, but not a lot of lifestyle any more.
If you're under a constant state of low-level stress the effect it has on your body is huge.

A lot of people will start snacking and not focus on their diet.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the best defense you have against stress.

How to fight it
  • Understand what situations make you feel stressed
  • Understand what situations you can and cannot control
  • Prepare for stressful events by thinking about the future
  • Keep yourself healthy with good nutrition, exercise and regular relaxation
  • Do happy things every day
  • Consider the bigger picture when dealing with day-to-day stress
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Turn off the computer, switch off your mobile and have a relaxing bath or go for a massage
When those stressful times come along you can cope with them a lot better.

The key is to take it slow if you need to lessen the stress in your life.


Katie Isabella said...

I have had to find ways to deal with stress, Sis. I have done so and things are easier for me now.

Yours is a very wise blog today.

Love and Hugs always Sis, <3<3<3

Sis, Katie Miyuki and Victoria

Beth said...

An excellent post Michiko! I deal with stress on a daily basis and it is not easy.

Äppelblom said...

No stress here - I am retired and now live stress free.
Hug Appleblossom

orchid said...

Dearest Michiko-san,
Wonderful tips, my dear Japanese friend♬♬♬ 
でも、最後のPCや携帯のスイッチを切るのは私にとっては難しそうです、ハハ (^^;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Tamago said...

Hi Michiko san. Thank you for your advice to deal with stress! I agree it's good to turn off computer and relax :-) Have a great week!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Michiko,
Yes, this is a great post and I certainly have to live by it...
Hugs to you always and stay well!

Joe said...

stress and its sources are such an important issue. Good to know my friend.

BostonBoy said...

Just thinking about stress can be stressful. Such beautiful children.

martha said...

So true Michi. but though I know all that, sometimes forget and tension increase. This is good reminder for me. :)

GreatGranny said...

Such a good post with so much wisdom. I hope I can remember this. I do have to turn off the computers because of the stress they give me.

Rhapsody Phoenix said...

blessing and happy new year....

good points on stress.....

stay blessed and have a wonderful weekend

Mei said...

Hi Michiko, so much going on can't remember did i come in to say merry X'mas, new year or not. Anyway, Chinese near year is coming soon. Its year of the snake... hoping a healthy year for all. Glad to see your smiling teeth. Take care my friend. Mei