Stress: The Invisible Thief
Whenever you feel that whoosh of peace in your home.
Pause to notice. Inhale. Then… Exhale and smile.
S T R E S S
The invisible thief.
The batterer of nervous systems.
Worry, fear, too much to do, pressure, cruelty, failing to meet our own ideals, tragedy, loss… Stress is inevitable. I am not great at getting rid of it when it’s raging so no advice here.
What I do know: sometimes after stress rolls in like high tide in a storm, it rushes out to sea just as quickly. A tiny pivot, a shift, and whoosh! It’s gone.
It’s happened to me. A small kindness, a changed perspective, a little space away from the source of the stress and just as quickly as I had been flooded with unwelcome adrenaline, I was back to calm (with a little left over tingle and tenderness).
Whoosh! Peace. It magically appears. Notice. Breathe:
And maybe add: Sleep.
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