If we could all live on a dream beach somewhere in the tropics, would we still have stress? Most people believe that the answer to this is “No”, but I would have to disagree. Sure, we’d be pretty good for a couple of weeks- maybe even a month bu then what? We’ll have dragged our busy minds along with us and, after a short amount of time, will be loading old thoughts, emotions, and memories that have been plaguing us for years.
How does this stress get booted in so easily? Think of a computer. We have our operating system and then we have applications. If we get a good night’s sleep, we generally tend to wake up with a free desktop. What happens then? We start opening windows. We click application after application, trying to load everything at once. Within the first hour or two, we have too many windows open and things are starting to hang up. Our system slows down and we are diverting valuable resources to the multiple open windows and have precious little left for our immunity.
This speaks volumes to why the CDC states that 90% of illnesses are caused by stress. We overburden our systems with too many open applications and our systems can’t handle the load for basic biological functions anymore. Think of it like cash flow. We spend all our money on going out, shoes, clothes, cars, etc. and then don’t have enough to make mortgage or groceries. So what do we do? We borrow.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are often results of poor ENERGY ECONOMICS. We borrow from tomorrow’s energy today because we are running our systems in an unbalanced way. How do we resolve this?
1- Learn to Meditate - learn to stop opening multiple applications and shut down the ones that are running unnecessarily.
2- Optimize your operating system- increase the efficiency of your body by eating frequently and in smaller portions.
3- Don’t overburden your system- don’t poison yourself with drugs, alcohol, processed foods, and synthetic chemical additives.
4- Get organized – learn to manage your time and energy with daily goals and make sure you stay on track.
These are just a few suggestions. Simplifying life can really help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression if you go about it the right way. You can download free meditation tracks at: http://taoistpath.wpengine.com/online-tools/
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