Three Ways to Manage Stress
I interviewed a specialist in chiropractic neuroscience, Dr. James Todd Boyd, who specializes in Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT) through the use of laser induction therapy or laser acupuncture which helps bring the neurological/ immune/ endocrine systems back into balance.
Aches and pains
Compromised immune function which can lead to illness
The best way to illustrate what Cortisol, the hormone needed to deal with stress, does, is to compare that to gas in a car. Our body is the car that needs the gas to keep running. What happens if we run our car at an accelerated rate all the time without ever taking the time to fill it with more gas? After we're done running on fumes, our vehicle will eventually shut down. Like the car, we can't keep running our body at an accelerated rate without ever giving it time to replace it with more of the hormones, or gas, that we need to bring it back down to a state of balance. The results to our vehicle, our body, can prove disastrous.
Find Your Purpose and Pursue It
I know that the fear of the unknown is uncertain and scary, but one thing I can take from this whole experience, and speak with absolute certainty, that if I can spend up to twelve hours writing for myself or clients, and it doesn't feel like work at all, then this is what I was meant to do. I can't see myself doing anything else.
Turn off the Technology and Explore Nature
Find Ways to Reignite the Romance
I'm a simple woman, so things don't have to get elaborately expensive. A simple workout date, where we get to practice some mitt work makes me giddy. His ideal version of a date is shooting, so when we can afford it, we'll go to the range. But there are times, we'll get all dressed up and have dinner and a movie; and other times, he'll make me a romantic dinner while playing Pavarotti in the background, because nothing else will do, ha! If our pocketbooks are a little dry, we'll spend some time playing dominoes and he'll let me beat him at Scrabble *wink* wink*. But whatever the circumstance, we make time for each other, both emotionally and intimately. And that intimate part is very important. I'm sure I don't have to get into the science part as to what that does for your stress levels, ahem, so let's just say that it is a healthy way to manage stress. Creating these types of habits nurtures closeness and peace with your partner where it matters most: your home, which should always be your refuge, and this is gonna sound a bit corny, but I have found that although the whole world can be falling apart, if you have a strong relationship with your loved one, there really is nothing you can't overcome together. I've been in toxic relationships before. I was raised in one and I've been married before. Having peace at home is a huge contributor to reducing stress. There is nothing worse than going home to a place where you need to recharge, both spiritually and emotionally, and you're facing a living hell with the people you are suppose to love. It's so important to make time to nurture your relationships in such a way that it will help create an environment where you are building each other up and not tearing each other apart. I can't stress that enough.