Managing Tension and Letting It Go – Pt2

Become aware of what creates the tension within you and where you feel that tension. When you know where you are starting from you can take many steps to help yourself to let it go…

Breathe…keep breathing to keep the oxygen flowing to the cells and to keep them healthy, well and alive.

Do more of what you enjoy… this will always help you to feel more relaxed e.g. reading for 30 minutes daily can reduce cortisol/stress levels.

Take regular warm baths before bed to help you unwind

Move your body regularly to keep it healthy and flexible,

Get fresh air on a regular consistent basis.

Choose calmer more relaxing environments where ever you can…dim the lighting, light a natural scented candle, just sit and relax for a while. Stop always being busy and doing things.

Keep a close eye on your posture. Posture is so important for the correct maintenance and functioning of muscles. When the muscles become tight and tense the blood flow and lymph flow cannot fully get through the entire length of the muscles. Blood supply is critical for all areas of the body to ensure it is fed with nutrients, oxygen and the waste matter generated by the cells and muscles is cleansed away by lymph.

Massage your tender tense areas regularly or get a professional to help you with this. It is not always possible to get into the necessary area yourself.

Use heat packs to get the blood flowing if it is really bad. The tension causes restriction and constriction and lack of blood flow which causes congestion, soreness, tenderness, tightness, inflexibility and lots more.

Rub around your kidneys and adrenals area in the waist area of your lower back to re-energise and relax the system

Count to 10 before reacting to a situation, Take a few moments and respond in a more positive, more relaxed way as best you can.

Pray…This is a prayer I have used many times over the years which helps me to keep things in perspective and to realise what I can or cannot do… “Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

Acknowledge that there is only so much you can do, you are only one person so avoid taking on too much at once and more than you can handle. You cannot be all things to all people. Hand your stresses and worries

Over to God, I find he is only too delighted to look after them. 🙂