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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 18 2013: One of the things that help me out a lot is to do some sort of fitness activity, whether its practicing a martial art (unfortunately I have little time for this now) or going for a run. It seems to focus me and put things into perspective.
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      Jun 18 2013: Scott,

      I have to agree with you Scott. Fitness helped me through one of my toughest times. I lost 130 pounds after leaving the Army. Making time for exercise, as you stated, can be hard at times.

      What kind of exercise do you normally participate in Scott?
      • Jun 20 2013: not much anymore unfortunately, most of my exercise is work related. I did enjoy boxing when I was living in the city, and Wing Chun (when I did it but due to time constraints am not able too anymore).


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