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Improving Your Life: Step 1 - Relax!

For the next few weeks I will be posting some steps I think are necessary to improve your life. Take the journey with me and give me your feedback. Let's build a strategy we can all use to improve our life and the lives of everyone around us!

Step 1 - Relax!

All of us have stories to tell. Some are exciting and full of progress. However, some of us struggle to understand what's going wrong. These posts will be an attempt to facilitate a conversation about progress. We need to move forward. I believe we can help each other do just that.

Step one of this process will be one of the hardest. We all have stress, and sometimes our stress is overwhelming. We need to take a step back and relax! Before our journey begins we must have an open mind. Take a second, sit back, and relax. Feelings of anxiety and stress will only prevent you from moving towards your goals.

What are some things that help you relax? What are your coping mechanisms?

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    Jun 16 2013: First, we have to make it ok to relax. I think there are many more people trying to excite their fellow man than there are trying to calm and when people finally build the momentum to keep up with the majority, they are very reluctant to let go of it.
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      Jun 16 2013: Excellent point Anthony. How do we relax and not lose out on that momentum? I think you hit the nail on the head. We need to make ourselves comfortable with the though of taking a break from the grind. I think it's important to recharge and evaluate where we are.

      This is not to say that we need to take long vacations to the Bahamas. Relaxing can be done in the comfort of your home or even at a friend or family member's house.

      I think we need to realize that we aren't losing momentum by taking a relaxing break. In the long-run, we will actually produce more if we take time to recharge and reorganize ourselves.

      Good insights Anthony.
      • Jun 17 2013: Quote: "I think we need to realize that we aren't losing momentum by taking a relaxing break. In the long-run, we will actually produce more if we take time to recharge and reorganize ourselves."
        Well said, Henry. In my whole life, I always avoid stresses by relaxing, and telling myself that I still have time to reach the goal of life eventually. I did reach it, more or less. Even if I didn't, I still won't regret. I would give all my effort, relaxing occasionally is considered part of the process. This is the best approach to avoid (unnecessary ) stresses.
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      Jun 16 2013: EXCELLENT idea indeed Anthony! It seems that our society encourages busy...busy....busy, and if a person does not follow this agenda, s/he may feel less important? Guilty?

      I agree....we are NOT losing momentum by taking a relaxing break, and in the long run, may be more productive. When the body and mind are relaxed, it makes all of life more interesting.

      How do we relax and not lose the momentum.......find the balance:>)

      Nothing "wrong" with long vacations to the Bahamas! LOL:>)

      You are right Henry....relaxing can be done anywhere....it is a choice we make for ourselves:>)

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