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Mindful : August 2015
Waging a battle against stress doesn’t make much sense, does it? It’s the surest way to increase the stress: “This battle against stress is really stressing me out!” Mindfulness lets us interrupt the stress cycle and let in some space and air. 11ways to take time for what matters Stress is Optional 1 Take a walk Modern life seems designed to make us stay in one place—sitting, standing, or lying down—for long peri- ods of time. Most people don’t even remember a time when you had to get up off your butt to walk across the room and change the chan- nelontheTVorgoover to the bookshelf to consult the dictionary. Moving has gone out of style, and the balance of mental to physi- cal energy expended can get way out of whack. Find an excuse to use muscles that are feeling lonely and neglected. Raise your heart rate a little. Your body, and mind, will thank you. 2 Eat lunch somewhere pleasant Taking lunch at your desk ensures your mind will stay in the same frame of reference while you’re eat- ing, particularly if you’re checking email or doing work at the same time. Go somewhere else to have lunch, hang out with co- workers, let go and enjoy. Then come back to work a little refreshed. your back with your legs straight. Close your eyes. Start by tensing muscles in your feet, then relax. Work your way up your body doing the same thing in sequence from your feet to your head. Often it’s only by experiencing muscle tension and letting it go that we become aware of just how much tension our bodies are retaining. 4 Minimize multitasking Sometimes it’s necessary to be doing several things at once (or at least in rapid succession). But too much multitasking, jumping around from one thing to another to another—in a constant state of partial attention—is exhausting, inefficient, and highly stressful. Instead of check- ing emails, planning supper, writing a report, and tex- ting your sister, try giving full attention to one thing atatime.→ 3 Relax your muscles with a body scan Progressive muscular relaxation can help you notice where you’re hold- ing stress. It doesn’t take long and it’s simple to do: Lie down comfortably on 24 mindful August 2015 PHOTOGRAPHS:©ILYA/STOCKSYUNITED,©ISTOCK.COM/URFINGUSS,©GEARGODZ/DOLLARPHOTOCLUB how to live a mindful life