a moment to laugh at myself and my actions during this event. I was tailgating the car in front of me impatiently as if that was going to help my situation at all. HA! It’s funny how in that moment of laughter I could feel the stress lifting.
Lately I have been trying to deal with stress in a more positive way and not let it weigh me down….literally, with cravings or
fat storage. Stress affects the body in many different ways, sometimes it can be good. It helps us meet deadlines at work or in school, but other times it can negatively affect your body. Here is a great article by Health.com called 25 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Healthhttp://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20642595,00.html which talks about the negative side effects of stress and how our body deals with it. To combat my stress I try to look at the positive side of the situation, laugh at myself, eat right, and exercise. I find that this combination works for me. I’m not perfect, no one is, and stress happens to us all. It is how we deal with our stressors that define us, our lives and also others around us.
When I do not deal with my stress in the above mentioned ways, I have noticed that my poor attitude takes over and can also
affect others around me, especially my son. Children feed off their parents’ emotions. Take for instance this scenario: While boarding a flight, the flight attendant will ask that in case of an emergency, you should secure your oxygen mask before your child’s. Why? Because, without the proper oxygen flow, you would be unable to help your child or yourself. The same goes for stress. Without the proper ways of dealing with stress, we become unable to help ourselves, and in turn are unable to help our children properly deal with their emotions or put unneeded stress on them.
So the next time you are feeling stressed, BREATHE, relax, stay positive, eat well and exercise, and if all else fails laugh at yourself…It really does work ;)
In Blessings and Health,