Have you ever noticed that everyone talks about what stress can do to your health?

Have you ever noticed that everyone talks about what stress can do to your health?

Most people have no clue what stress can do for them. It can be good for you if you know how to use it to benefit from it.

You’re asking how is this true? Knowing the principles in a guide to thriving on stress can help you to make some changes. These principles start with understanding stress. Learning what stress is and how it can affect your health when you let it get out of control can help you make better choices.

Why is stress bad for you? Stress is bad for you in many ways. Stress can cause heart trouble, high blood pressure, as well as many other kinds of troubles when it comes to your health. Yet when you turn it around and learn to put stress in your corner, you have the start of a guide to thriving on stress.

What things do people do if they are stressed out? Some people will eat until they cannot move because they cannot manage stress. Still, some people will starve before eating as a well to deal with stress.

Well, if you are trying to lose weight, I guess. Nevertheless, when your body loses nutrients you re only causing you harm.

Instead of letting stress beat you down, go do some exercises. This will help you to get on the road to thriving on stress and turning it into your friend. This will help you to relieve your stress, if you do it long enough you will start to feel better about yourself.

Some of us may just want to crawl up by the fireplace and read a good book. Reading is not very bad either reading is good for you.

How do I learn to benefit from having stress? In order to get all that you can out of stress you have to learn to train your brain to do the opposite of what it wants to do. If your mind is telling you to eat, you have to train yourself to walk away from the food.

It is really all in your head not in your hands. Training your brain to do something different takes time. Retraining the mind cannot take place overnight. You will have to have a lot of willpower as well. It is not going to be easy but you can do it if you put your mind to it.

How will I benefit from stress? You can benefit from anything you want; it is just going to take some time to do it. If you are feeling better about yourself, you have learned to deal with your stress. Dealing with your stress is almost as hard as you make it.

You will have to learn to train your brain to do what you want it to do instead of it control you and your brain which is not good for you or any part of your body. There is a lot of self-mediation that you can do to help you to learn to do this.

If you want to learn some of these things, you can go to your local library and get some information. However, it will be easier if you just learn to control your stress.

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Acceptance – Let Go Of That Which You Cannot Control Guided Meditation Script With Audio

Acceptance – Let Go Of That Which You Cannot Control Guided Meditation Script With Audio

(This is one in a series of 13 Guided Meditation Scripts with audio which can be found in the member's area

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Welcome to acceptance – let go of that which you cannot control guided meditation.

Find a quiet place and settle into a comfortable position. Prepare yourself for surrender.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Again, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose. 1. 2. 3. Now push that breath out through your mouth. Deep breath in, hold it for 1. 2. 3. Slowly exhale.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Again, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Exhale.

One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose. 1. 2. 3. Exhale out through your mouth.

Deep breath in, hold it. Slowly exhale.

There are many experiences and events in life that you do not control and cannot change. Choose something that is going on in your life right now that you cannot control or change. If you don't want to focus on current hardship you can draw from your past as well.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. Again, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Now focus on the issue you cannot control or change. See all of the different parts it holds. See your frustration, sadness, anger, and fear.

For now, we will focus on the fear.

Allow yourself to feel the fear connected to this situation you can't control or change. Allow all of those fearful emotions and thoughts to pass through your mind.

Imagine yourself standing in a storm, now reach your arms toward the sky with your palms facing upward.

Repeat after me…

I am releasing all of the fears I feel about this situation.

I am letting go of all of these fears once and for all.

I surrender. I accept it as it is.

Imagine yourself shaking all of your fear from your fingertips, fear flying from them as though they are raindrops.

Now allow your arms to drop back to your lap, let them rest there for now.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. Again, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth. Hold it. One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Let's focus now on your frustration.

Allow yourself to feel the frustration connected with this situation you can't control or change. Feel that frustration at your very core.

Now lift your arms above your head, with your palms facing up reach for the sky and repeat after me.

I am releasing all of the frustrations I feel about this situation.

I am letting go of all of these frustrations once and for all.

I surrender. I accept it as it is.

Imagine yourself shaking all of your frustrations from your fingertips, frustration flying from them as though they are raindrops.

Now allow your arms to drop back to your lap, let them rest there for now. Relax for a moment.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. Again, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Let's focus now on your frustration. Allow yourself to feel the frustration connected with this situation you can't control or change. Feel that frustration at the core of your being. Now lift your arms above your head, with your palms facing up reach for the sky and repeat after me. I am releasing all of the frustration I feel about this situation. I am letting go of all of this frustration once and for all.

I surrender. I accept it as it is. Imagine yourself shaking all of that anger from your fingertips, anger flying from them as though it is raindrops. Now allow your arms to drop back to your lap, let them rest there for now. Repeat after me. I am free from worry.

I release the negative emotions surrounding this situation and I fully accept that I cannot control it. I let go of expectations and choose to live my life as I wish. I know that trying to control everything is a waste of my energy and resources. I cannot control everything, I accept that I cannot control everything and I am letting go. You may now resume your day when you are ready to do so.

(This is one in a series of 13 Guided Meditation Scripts with audio which can be found in the member's area).

Trust Yourself That Whatever Happens

Trust Yourself That Whatever Happens

 

 

Trust Yourself That Whatever Happens, You’ll Handle It

When going through tough times, it may be tempting to give up and doubt yourself. But this is never the solution. What you actually need to do is learn to trust yourself, and know that no matter what life throws at you, that you will be able to handle it. This way you can work on moving forward and live a happier and better life.

Why Trust Yourself?

As a human, you will often times make mistakes in your life, and these mistakes can sometimes stick with you, leading yourself to doubt yourself in future decisions. By trusting yourself, you know that those past mistakes are just that, in the past, and you know that you won’t make them again.

The human mind is quite powerful, and if you think something will happen, it probably will, so make sure you spend your time trusting yourself and thinking that you can solve any problem which comes your way. And you’ll find that you are truly able to handle anything.

How Do You Trust Yourself?

Of course, trusting yourself is easier said than done. According to Psychology Today, the best way to trust yourself is to start by relaxing, and letting go of the small things that bother you in life. Instead focus on the big picture, and learn to treat yourself with kindness instead of resentment and anger. Next, you need to learn to see yourself clearly, and learn to let go of the criticism of others you may be internalizing. Because the only opinion of you that matters, is the one that you hold for yourself.

When you are working to let go of the criticism that you may be keeping tucked away in your mind, it can be helpful to remember that people are often critical of you when they aren’t happy with themselves or their own life.

And someone may have criticized you because they weren’t happy with them, not because they had anything against you. Once you realize this, you will find it is much easier to let go of the things people have said and trust your own positive evaluation of yourself.

Know You Can Handle Anything

A major part of trusting yourself is having the self-confidence to know that you’ve got this handled. Because fear of the unknown or the future will only breed more fear and make you ill prepared for what is to come.

If you struggle with your self-confidence, take a moment to look back at all you have accomplished, giving yourself a pat on the back for having come this far in life. You can also develop a positive affirmation for yourself, and when you find yourself having difficulty knowing your own abilities, repeat the affirmation to yourself to boost your self-confidence.

Now that you know you can handle anything, you can go towards the future without fear, because just deciding this alone can help prepare you for anything life has to throw at you. And chances are, when you are faced with something difficult, it won’t seem so difficult after all, and you’ll quickly be able to conquer the new challenge you are faced with.

Overall, trusting yourself to do the right thing in every situation can be difficult, especially if you struggle with self-confidence. But if you want to be successful in life, this trust in yourself is absolutely necessary, otherwise you’ll just repeat the same mistakes over and over again. So, make the decision to make a change in your life and decide to trust yourself and your decisions today, no matter what life may throw your way.

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The Secret To Cardio Training That Could Double Your Results… In Less Time!

The Secret To Cardio Training That Could Double Your Results… In Less Time!

Traditional long form cardio is getting bashed all over the place nowadays.

It's not my favorite form of exercise either, nor do I think it's the best option for fat loss and overall health and fitness.

At least not if that's all you’re doing.

But cardio can definitely be effective and have its own place as part of a well-designed fitness program.

Cardio should be one component of your program, not the only component.

Then the question that gets asked a lot is, "if I'm training for fat loss, when should I do my cardio, before or after my weight training session?"

Great question! You're on a roll! Oh, wait! That's just the same question asked again!

So, weights then cardio, or cardio then weights?

 

The answer is… Weights then CARDIO!

So why resistance training first?

For starters, if you do cardio first, your weight training performance (and results) will suffer.

Here's a dirty little secret cardio bunnies and makers of "aerobics" dvds don't want you to know.

Intense, high quality weight training is MORE effective for taking fat off and keeping it off than cardio!

Hit the weights while you're fresh, then move to your cardio. Yes, of course, you can do a few minutes of a general warm up if you need it.

Glycogen Depletion

By hitting the weights first, you'll also deplete your glycogen stores, leaving your body primed and pumped to dip into its stores of excess body fat to fuel the cardio portion of your workout.

The flip side of that is that fat is not an efficient fuel for weight training. Glycogen is the preferred source of fuel for short, intense muscle contractions.

By hitting the weights first, you've allowed your body to have the preferred muscle fuel available and primed it to burn fat as soon as you start your cardio. NICE!

If you want to be efficient and MAXIMIZE your results, it's strength training first, then cardio!

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5 Horrible Things That Stop You From Saying Yes

5 Horrible Things That Stop You From Saying Yes

There are many things we all would love to say yes to but when the moment comes, we all falter and eventually say no. When we utter the one-syllable word, no; we let opportunities and adventures pass us by. If we are not careful, all the good things in life will pass us by and we will be left with regrets over all those things we could have done and accomplished had we only said Yes. It is not very easy to become a Yes person, there are some roadblocks and challenges along the way. Let us look at some of those horrible little things that prevent us from saying that much-awaited Yes.

1. Fear of failure

Fear is a crippling thing. Many of us have these unfounded fears in us. Nobody wants to fail and so we would rather not try than to suffer the feeling of defeat. We need to get rid of fear if we are to venture into new things. Do not be afraid to fail once in a while. Take every failure as an opportunity for learning. With each try, we get emboldened and we gain more experience. Do not let fear let you cower down when faced with new things and opportunities. Say yes, be bold and savor every learning opportunity that is presented to you. Be it matters of love, relationships, or career, be bold. Let boldness determine your course of action. Say yes to bravery today.

2. Negativity

It takes some degree of optimism to venture into the unknown. People with a negative attitude towards life always have some misgivings when it comes to new ventures. If you always think of the worst-case scenario, if you dwell on all the negative things that might come, it will always be hard for you to say Yes when opportunities come knocking at your door. A negative attitude towards life and things will cripple a person into inaction. They feel that despair when they think of new ventures and they never launch into action. Lose that pessimism and embrace a stimulating life filled with positivity.

3. Lack of self-confidence

Confidence is a quality that helps people to wade through life unhindered. If you lack self-confidence, you are incapable of making your own independent choices. You always hesitate and seek the approval of others. So, you never say Yes to whatever thing you like to do yourself. In the end, your Yes will be that weak one that comes from wanting to please others. Let your Yes come from deep within you. Say Yes and fully embrace that decision as your own. This can only be done if we are confident of ourselves and our aptitudes. Be confident in your capabilities and stand by your own Yes confidently. Own your Yes.

4. Fear of leaving one's comfort zone

As humans, we love to feel safe. We built walls of routine and rituals to keep the unknown at bay. We settle in our small comfort zone and try to ward off anything that might pull us out of this zone of comfort. We love to retreat into our cocoon when faced with novelty. This is one of the greatest roadblocks to becoming a Yes person. We tend to settle and lose the curiosity that adds spice to life. The best things, adventures, and opportunities usually lie way outside our circle of comfort. Break the barrier, dare new stuff by saying Yes to things that lie out of your comfort zone. This will be the beginning of a life of wonder and joy.

5. Laziness

The older we grow, the more we let laziness infiltrate our lives. We adopt a sloth-like attitude, scared of anything that requires a little amount of effort. We cease to invest ourselves in things that require some spark from us. This is one of the most horrible roadblocks to becoming a yes person. When we say, we are taking on more tasks, hobbies, and adventures. For someone who is lazy, this might seem like a lot of work, so they retreat back into their slow routine; they go back to their couch and stay there, with the word ‘No’ ready to be launched any time. Why don't you shun laziness, embrace action in life? Start by saying Yes to that thing you have been lazy to do, maybe decluttering your life and work station.

In conclusion, we can see that there are tough hurdles to overcome when it comes to saying Yes. But that does not mean they are impossible to jump past. Be vigilant. Watch out for those things and excuses that are blocking you from becoming the person you want to be. Do not let opportunities pass you by that easily. Say "no" to these roadblocks so that your life of Yes can be fully rewarding.