Steps to take:
The rapid changes occurring in the world are going to continue and they affect all of us. Have compassion for yourself and others trying to adjust to unexpected changes. As we take steps to reduce stress wherever we can, it adds strength and clarity for sorting our way through more difficult challenges. Practice these tips and encourage your loved ones to practice them too. Download these and other tips in De-Stress Kit for Changing Times booklet, by HeartMath founder Doc Childre.
Tip 3 – Manage Your Reactions to the News
Watching the news can easily trigger feelings of stress. Continuously amping-up anger, anxiety or fear releases excessive levels of stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenalin, throughout your body. The long-play version of this can cause a cascade of physical health symptoms, along with potential mental and emotional imbalances. Practice reducing your internal drama as you watch the news or even turn the news off at times. The energy saved helps restore balance, clarity and positive initiative. Take care not to judge yourself if you slip backwards into drama at times. Itís okay. We all do. Just reinstate your heart commitment to practice, and then move on. Each small effort you make really helps.
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