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More Tips for Managing Today’s Stress

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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.

Tip 4 – Coming Up

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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7:20PM PDT on May 13, 2012

thanks

12:17PM PDT on May 10, 2012

Thanks!

11:07AM PDT on May 9, 2012

If stress would burn calories, I'd be in great shape! ;-)

10:15AM PDT on May 9, 2012

good reminders...related to #1, consuming news here on Care2 permits one to blend good news with the bad and control when we experience it (e.g., timing for when relatively stronger) to minimize impacts...

9:41PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks.

9:40PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks.

8:40PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Gardening and walking are great ways to get rid of stress!

6:19PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks

3:54PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks.

2:58PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Excellent points to keep in mind if you're stressed.

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