I am delighted to have The English Sisters write a guest post. They specialise in stress management and their book Stress Free in Three Minutes is well worth reading. It offers tips that we all can benefit from. Enough from me.
LEARN HOW TO BE STRESS FREE
Words fascinate us, they always have.
Some words appear to be more fascinating than others.
Osmosis is one of those words that brings about great delight in us.
If you look up osmosis in the dictionary you will see that it has two meanings. The first; a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a more concentrated one and the second meaning; the process of unconscious effortless assimilation of ideas knowledge etc. It is the latter that really excites us.
You see, we all learn so much through the flow of osmotic action otherwise known as unconscious assimilation.
This is how we learnt how to speak our mother tongue and how we learnt helpful patterns of behavior and it’s also how we learnt those patterns of behavior that are not so helpful to us. The one's that cause us daily stress.
If you were fortunate enough to grow up in a tranquil and serene environment, where both your parents knew how to manage their stress levels, then through the process of osmosis you too will most probably have assimilated wonderful ways of reacting and coping with stress and stressful situations.
If this was not the case, then the exciting news is that you can learn how to be stress-free in as little as three minutes.
In order for you to do this you have to take a deep breath and access the relaxation response within you, which is the exact opposite to the stress-response where worry and anxiety reside.
It may sound difficult to you, if you are feeling stressed right now, however we assure you, you will find it’s as easy as faking a big wide yawn.
Take a moment to fake a big wide yawn now. Allow the muscles around your eyes to relax and enjoy the feeling of your body being soaked up in warm sunlight or whatever you prefer.
It could be your favorite color expanding throughout every cell in your body, a warm bath, or doing wonderfully at your favorite sport; you decide.
You see, your unconscious mind has the ability to allow you to relax and access well-being through the process of osmosis.
You can begin to observe how a flower dances in the wind or how a leaf falls to the ground silently from the nearest tree.
You may begin to notice peaceful moments throughout your day making you mindful of your thoughts and allowing you to melt thoughts that stress you, away.
Bring into your mind a sense of loving peace that comes with knowing that you are a creative being and that you can access peace of mind at any time. It’s simple, simply fake a big yawn and as you do, recall all your favorite thoughts.
Allow these thoughts to cascade into your mind and as you go through them one by one, you may begin to smile. It’s that same smile that you learnt through the process of osmosis a long time ago, when you smiled for the first time…
Keep that smile in your mind at all times and watch how those around you thrive.
If you want to know more then you can read their blog here.