Social Media and Technology May Be Stressing You Out: Here are 5 Tips to Retrain Your Your Mind
It has only been a little more than the last decade since the launch Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Along with that came the iPhone, iPad, Pinterest and Instagram. Since then social media and technology stress and technology has grown by leaps and bounds.
Survey findings suggest that more than eight in ten Americans are attached to their gadgets on a typical day (86 percent say they constantly or often check their emails, texts and social media accounts). Read More
Mindfulness is a state of only being aware of things in the present state. Science has proven that a meditation practice can alleviate stress, decrease anxiety, reduce chronic pain, reduce insomnia, and possibly combat heart disease. But if you spend your life anticipating a bunch of stressful situations, you cannot relax your mind. If you worry about things outside of your control, such as your past or your future can put your body in a stress response.
With that in mind, today we will go over how to make a habit of mindfulness and develop a new behavior into your life. It’s simple: When you start with a specific outcome, the easiest way to get there is to build a new habit to help you achieve your goal. Here are some guidelines.
Relax the Mind
When you want to relax your mind, breathe deeply and fully. Do not “think” about anything. Just focus on your breathing; deep, full breaths. You will allow nothing but your present state of being. There are wonderful apps, (one of my favorites is CALM) MP3’s, CD’s and downloads for purchase to help you reach this relaxed state. Read More