Living In Gratitude: Stress Happens

Stress happens when we resist life’s events.

Let go.

Be at peace and appreciate life.

This is a spiritual practice.

Stress is a part of life. It’s a reaction to something that disrupts our mental or physical equilibrium, resulting in a ‘fight or flight’ reaction. In moderation, stress can keep us active, alert and excited but long-term, chronic stress can have a negative impact on our health.

You may not be able to eliminate stressors, but you can control how you react to them. Healthy stress management routines can help you manage stressors big and small. These might be meditation, exercise, deep breathing or any whatever method works best for you.

One way to help overcome stress is to accept the situation. Acceptance reduces stress as it eliminates our resistance. Acceptance allows us to react more calmly, which then enables us to handle the event more effectively and in a peaceful manner.

This spiritual practice is simple but not easy. It takes practice and awareness. But each time you put it into play, it will become easier and instead of resistance and anxiety, there will be acceptance and appreciation.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.