THE FINISH LINE . . .

//AFFORDABLE, AVAILABLE, ALL-AROUND EFFECTIVE STRESS RELIEF

AFFORDABLE, AVAILABLE, ALL-AROUND EFFECTIVE STRESS RELIEF

What form of stress relief . . . . . . . . . . . . is ECONOMICALLY advantageous?                                       

No gym membership is needed. It requires no special equipment or expensive clothing. It can be done almost anywhere.

What form of stress relief . . . . . . . . . . . . is AVAILABLE  24/7?

Alone, participation in this activity evokes a soothing rhythm of movement which releases the mind to process one’s emotional reactions. One can gather fragmented thoughts together, ponder, meditate, pray, problem solve, or zone. For the introvert, it is a perfect way to refresh one’s soul.

What form of stress relief . . . . . . . . . . . . aids in one’s SPIRITUAL development?

This pursuit frees one up to observe, even rejoice in the beauty of creation. Listen to the birds and smell the freshly mowed grass. Positioning one’s self in the vastness of creation also allows one to do what Friends or Quakers call centering. Contemplating the cloud formations at sunset can easily bring to mind the Psalmist’s question, What is man that thou art mindful of him?

What form of stress relief . . . . . . . . . . . . is SOCIALLY beneficial?

Engaging in this activity with another can generate an actual conversation. Because both participants are usually side by side, eye contact is not threatening nor the silent moments. With a partner, this non-demanding activity facilitates discussion of even emotionally laden topics.

What form of stress relief . . . . . . . . . . . . offer PHYSICAL benefits to young and old?

If agitated or angry, one can release much energy in this activity without fear of injury. When fatigue or health is an issue, a gentler pace can still relax the participant and over time increase his/her energy level. At any pace, calories are burned, muscle tension is eased and endorphins are released. It is the only form of exercise that is known to improve judgement and memory among older adults, yet it is frequently suggested that pregnant women perform this feat on a daily basis. . . . Did you GUESS?

 

 

 

 

 

WALKING RELIEVES STRESS!

2020-01-06T00:32:25+00:00

About the Author:

A retired counselor, Melody was thrust into disturbing end of life issues by an emergency Guardianship and Conservatorship of her father in 2005. She realized many of her family’s difficulties could have been avoided with more extensive Pre-planning on the part of her parents. Subsequently, it became Melody's passion to help people organize their affairs so that their families could honor them. Accordingly, the HERITAGE OF HOPE Video Series, the HOH Workbook, and the HOH Website (www.FinishLifeWell.org) all work together to inspire and equip adults of all ages to identify the crucial decisions and complete the essential tasks . . . TO FINISH LIFE WELL.