According to this “Addicted to Stress? Surrender and Go With the Flow” we humans love to stress. If you’re a person who likes to be in control of everything in your life, it’s time to surrender and let some of it go. Not everything in life can go our way. No matter how much we plan, pray or hope. So today try to let it go. You may feel a huge weight lift off your shoulders.
By Judith Orloff, MD, Special to Everyday Health
There’s a telling detail in the latest “Stress in America” survey from the American Psychological Association. About half of the respondents (48 percent) reported being regularly stressed out because they are “unable to control the important things in their life very or fairly often.”
While many of us believe trying to control outcomes in our life will take away the stress of uncertainty, in fact, the opposite is true. Trying to control the outcome or make things happen the way you want them to is what causes stress, not what relieves it.
Sleep is the best meditation. – Dalai Lama
With the recent time change, people tend to feel a bit jet lag. This is a good time to start some new habits at bed time. One very effective way of going and staying asleep is to turn off all electronic devices. That means no TV, no checking facebook one last time, and no quick game of candy crush. Turn it off!
Electronics, Light and the Science of Sleep
The time changes this weekend. While you may be losing an hour, you’re gaining a lot of daylight in the evening. This is a great time to start taking advantage of the sunlight. Take a walk or have a dinner picnic. After the lull of winter, let yourself spring forward and begin anew.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Plant seeds – This could be figuratively and/or literally. Great things take time, but they also have to begin. If there is something you have been putting off, just take the first step today. Not every seed you plant will become ripe fruit, but the more you plant, the better your odds.
“Stop waiting for Friday,
for someone to fall in love with you,
Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in right now.” -Unknown