Stress Is the Trash of Modern Life

12
Mar

Stress Is the Trash of Modern Life

“Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly,
it will pile up and overtake your life.” Danzae Pace
March is a time for spring cleaning. We often jump to clean physical clutter but ignore
internal clutter….
Just like the trashcan inside your home, you can’t continue to stuff garbage in it
continuously without eventually emptying it. Some of us generate more household
garbage than others. The same holds true for stress. And if you’ve ever watched that TV
show, “Hoarders”, you know what accumulated garbage can do to a person’s life!
So how do you ‘dispose’ of this type of trash and empty your stress trashcan? It’s all
about being aware that stress is not meant to be a chronic condition. Sure, the stress
response gives you a boost of energy to get things done. In some instances, it actually is
a survival mechanism when you call upon that boost of adrenalin in a true ‘fight or flight’
situation. Immediately after, though, your body needs to rest, relax, recharge and restore
to a normal energy state. You get into trouble when you ignore that need to restore and
rejuvenate body and mind.
Life in the modern world is stressful. Acute and chronic stress is the result. Beginning a
conscious, regular practice to reduce your stress hormones, restore your energy, and
renew the body for the next day is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. This is how you’re able
to dispose of your stress trash and empty that stress trashcan.
Some examples of activities that when done regularly (read that daily!) will help you
empty your stress trashcan:
• Meditation
• Mindfulness
• Positive self-talk
• Deep breathing exercises
• Control vs. no-control exercises (hint: let go of those things that are not within your
control)
• Regular sleep patterns and adequate hours in the sack!
• Regular physical exercise
We would love to help you with the regular physical exercise piece here at The Fit Yard
with our unique, effective and efficient group fitness classes here in the Tampa Bay
area. Try your first one free. Visit our schedule to sign up or email [email protected]
727-216-9650.
What does your stress trashcan look like these days? Is it overflowing or regularly
emptied without effort?