Is there a connection between stress management and spirituality? Can one identify their stress, manage it and connect with their own spirituality? Decide how you think it is important to manage stress. Is it important for your health? How will you create a balance in our fast-paced society? Describe and recommend three strategies that help keep that balance.
Discussion #4 Stress & Spirituality
I am sure that there is a very good connection between stress management and spirituality. I think someone that has very good will power and control of themselves can identify and manage stress and along with it connect spirituality. I have a coworker that is very good at and he is very connected with his spirituality. I do believe that is easier for some people to do this than others. I believe that the way you were raised and how your mind was molded since birth has a lot to do with how well you can manage these things. I have no idea on how to manage stress the right way. It is extremely important to manage it for your health as the more stress you have the you have greater risks for strokes and heart attacks. I do not think I can keep a balance without professional help for many years. I will recommend the following three strategies that sound like they would help others.
- Scientific research supports the practice that quieting the mind, body, and soul offers great health benefits. Find a quiet place, get comfortable, focus on a one- to five-word phrase you fancy and repeat it over and over. Take deep diaphragmatic breaths, in and out, in and out. You may want to set a timer in the beginning for 10 minutes so you won’t worry about time. The practice sends healing hormones into your body for relaxation and health.
- The practice of journaling has health benefits. Journaling reduces stress by removing the worry and thoughts racing over and over in your mind. You move these worries, concerns, hopes or dreams out of your body onto the paper.
- Exercise regularly, sleep, and eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress. Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress. Make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times per week. Aerobic exercise does wonders for releasing pent-up stress and tension. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress. Start your day right with breakfast, and keep your energy up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Reduce caffeine and sugar. Get enough sleep. Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally.
Recommend one website to the class that supports your strategies.
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