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Your Stress Can Kill You

And the more I look around


The more I see people managing it poorly...

Whether it's alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, just to name a few


Don't get me wrong, each and every one of the above I have used myself


But it took me a long time to be aware of times I was using them for stress management


When I reached that point I realized I had the ability to take action and start making changes


And find new ways to manage my stress that are not detrimental to my body and mind


For me, there are three things that I have focused on to manage stress recently


That not only help with my stress but are good for my mind and body


You see, the other options I mentioned before work too


But they come with a cost and not a benefit


Meaning they won't work forever


And will eventually kill you...


The Silence


This is a classic example


And has been around for centuries


But is still not practiced regularly by most people...

It can be done anywhere and only takes about 10 minutes


Bringing about a sense of calmness to your day when things are chaotic


Because that is exactly what you need when living in this fast past environment


Sometimes all the noise around us gets the best of us and we lose control of our thoughts


But when we sit down, close our eyes, and focus on our breathing, we can escape it


Allowing us to realize that the reality around us doesn't always have to be


And we have the ability to create our own reality that works for us


Where we can calm our emotions and alleviate the stress


So that we can re-focus and find energy again


Even amongst all the external pressure


This is how I use MEDITATION

To help manage my stress


And it helps...


The Flexibility


I used to think it was for women


And that men didn't practice at all really


Until I finally laid out the mat on the ground and focused...


If you've battled stress for years with poor management, this will resonate


Because if you're like me, you can feel the tension (stress) deep within your body


And you've completely lost your physical flexibility from your head all the way to your toes


I hate to break it to you, but this is from years of stress you've kept bottled up within


And the only way to get your flexibility back is to release all of that tension


Unfortunately, going to the gym and lifting doesn't do the same


In fact, it can actually lead to having less flexibility


But YOGA can actually break the mold


And help you release it all...


The Awareness


External factors are uncontrollable


And you will never be able to predict the future


That said, the more awareness you have the better off you are...


Take a minute here, and think of the last stressful moment you had recently


Often times it's an external factor that fueled it...could be work, family, finances etc.


Now think about the moment right before that external factor made you lose all your control


How can you go from being so calm and relaxed to now thinking the world is ending?


If you think about it, something just doesn't add up here and makes no sense


That's where the awareness comes in and gives you some control back


Because it's how we respond to the external factors that matter


Often times its us ourselves that create the stress response


So instead of letting it all in at once, put it on hold


And come back to it when you're ready


So that you can ACCEPT it


And take action...


The Lesson


My situation is not unique


And some stress is good to have


But too much stress will kill you in the end...


This is why I find it so important to find new ways to manage it


Because if you keep drinking alcohol, using drugs, and smoking tobacco


You may be able to manage your stress in the short term, but it will always come back


And in the meantime, you will only continue to damage your mind and your body


The two things that allow you to operate and build the life that you truly want


It took me about a decade to realize this myself, but now I have a solution


I am more aware now and make sure I use all of these tools regularly


I practice yoga a couple of times a week and meditate daily


It's the awareness that's probably hardest one for me


But the yoga and meditation help with that


So that I can learn to relax a bit more


And manage the stress better


You should do the same...


With Love,

Steven Arthur George


Ps...this will be the only CannaBeMe blog post for January 2023.


I will be back in your inbox the first week of February!










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