Just recently I’ve had to stop and just be… as I get older it seems the body speaks with a louder voice. If I overdo it, the body shows me in different ways… a pain in the tummy, nerve pain, a slight headache.
Can you relate?
So what can we do to know when to stop before the body yells at us to slow down… Here are just a few that I find help me.
- Breathing… In this simple, powerful technique, you take long, slow, deep breaths (also known as abdominal or belly breathing).
- Meditation… Research suggests it may be helpful for people with anxiety, depression, and pain.
- Walking/Exercising… being one with nature, whether walking along the beach or a country stroll through nature, some form of exercise each day can be very beneficial for allowing our bodies to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.