The Depletion of Stress

 gratitude
Stress will  deplete you or renew you. Make sure you are creating a practice of renewal. In that state experience love, happiness, inner balance, acceptance to name a few emotions.If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed try the follow techniques of the next week. By increasing your renewal levels you are increasing your overall performance.
Step 1: Heart Focus. Focus your attention on the area around your heart, the area in the center of your chest. If you prefer, the first couple of times you try it, place your hand over the center of your chest to help keep your attention in the heart area.
Step 2: Heart Breathing. Breathe deeply, but normally, and imagine that your breath is coming in and going out through your heart area. Continue breathing with ease until you find a natural inner rhythm that feels good to you.
Step 3: Heart Feeling. As you maintain your heart focus and heart breathing, activate a positive feeling. Recall a positive feeling, a time when you felt good inside, and try to re-experience the feeling. One of the easiest ways to generate a positive, heart-based feeling is to remember a special place you’ve been to or the love you feel for a close friend or family member or treasured pet. This is the most important step. (This technique is from HeartMath)
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