22 Nov Addressing Stress
Estimated reading time 3 and a half minutes.
I am a proactive person and I like a plan. I can’t stand it when people complain about things and do nothing about it.
We are all in control of our own selves and what we do and how we react to things.
I think I have mentioned before that I have been under a lot of stress this past 18 months. Actually I did write a blog about it here. A while ago after writing this blog a good friend contacted me with a product I may be interested in to help with these, at times overwhelming, feelings of stress. He sent me a link for the free app version to see what I thought and if I liked it he could give me the paid version to try as a gift. Of course, I downloaded the app straight away. I have used relaxation apps and recordings from time to time throughout my life and have found them beneficial.
I listened to a few, and liked what I heard, so I met up with my friend to get my box set.
The packaging is beautiful and would make a lovely gift for someone this Christmas. You can purchase online here
It is divided into 2 steps and the instructions are: read the baics guide, start the program and then read the detail at your leisure. The App itself has relaxation exercises and also 14 day programs. I completed the first 14 day program and now I the relaxation exercises when I can. I will do another 14 day program over the holidays.
The great thing about this particular program that I personally have not used before is the “pressure valve” . It is a breath guide and runs for around 1 minute. It really helps steady breathing and great for someone who is new to meditation or who struggles with the breathing side of it. I love how much this 1 minute of breathing can make such a difference in times when I am not dealing with stress.
Things I have learnt and noticed since reading the booklets and doing the exercises
I am in control of how I react to things.
A few minutes of meditation is better than none at all.
Guided deep breathing really helps.
I have stopped reacting to certain situations (which are not actually stressful) with a stress response.
The information in the booklets is packed with easy to read science and commonsense. Since starting the program I have become more motivated to improve my situation. I take responsibility for myself and my reactions and I am a better Mum. This meditation program combined with a healthy diet, exercise, a healthy dose of sunlight daily, positive friends and some motivational reading are what have really put me in a great place. Its only around half an hour out of your day and the benefits really are worth it. Download the free app and give it a try, I would love to know how it goes!
Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. Address Stress was gifted through a friend. As always, opinions expressed here are my own.