It's Prime Time to Recover from Stress!
Sleep as much as you can. Drink plenty of water and eat well at regular times. Find invigorating exercise which is enjoyable, i.e., walking and swimming. Here is a simple exercise that will prevent winter depression and uplift our spirits:
For a few minutes, twice a day, stand or sit completely still facing the sun and close and relax your eyes. (Move your eyes slowly beneath your closed lids and never look directly at the sun).
Now let the soothing rays of the sun penetrate your eyes, your brain and all the nerves in your body. This revitalizes your entire nervous system.
Slowly open your eyes – you will feel like you are wearing sunglasses for a moment. The body has produced serotonin, which uplifts your feelings and will then produce melatonin, which naturally promotes deep sleep.
During dark winter days or if you have to stay inside, you can do this exercise by imagining the sun on your eyes.
Seek out supportive friends who listen to you without trying to fix or change you. And simplify your life, getting rid of activities and things you don't need.
Put your concerns on hold and go outside and breathe some fresh air! Outside, feel your feet on the ground and soak up the greenness of the trees and colors of flowers.
The good news is that we have a tremendous capacity to heal and unwind from stress. With rest and care we can rejuvenate and heal, regain our vitality and optimism, so life can be more fun again!
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