The Art Of Living

In small amounts stress is good for us. Stress can motivate us and push us to reach our potential. Stress is very individual and what you find stressful may not be stressful for someone else. Because stress is so individual we each need to find our own way to cope.

Here are some ideas that may work:

Spirituality and prayer- Some people may find strength in their personal values and beliefs. These can help connect to your inner self and the world, helping you feel part of a greater whole.

Meditation- Spending even a few minutes in meditation can help you feel calm. This simple and inexpensive technique can be practiced by anyone and doesn’t require any special type of equipment. Some common forms of meditation are to breathe deeply, read a mantra or pray.

Family- Spending time with family can help relieve stress. It allows us to focus time and enjoy the ones we love.

Laughter and Humour- These can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, it is fun, free, and easy to use.

 Exercise and Yoga- This can help our mind to relax and unwind. Talk to your doctor about the right amount of exercise for you. 

Sleep- It is important and can help your mind relax and unwind.

Ask for help- You are not alone. Talk to your family, friends and community and share your feelings. Positive Thinking- Focus on the good things, and strengths in your life. Feel positive about yourself and others

Deep Breathing- Breathe in calm, breathe out stress. Practice deep breathing when you are feeling stressed.

Healthy Eating- Choose healthy foods that energize your body, heart and soul.

In the expression ‘art of living’ the word ‘art’ refers to skill and ‘living’ to a manner of life. The phrase denotes the capability of leading a good life. The term does not specify what these capabilities are precisely. Since there are different views on the good life there is also difference in what skills are actually required for living well.

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