There is science to show that MAKING OXYTOCIN is the key. Oxytocin is beneficial to the heart and circulatory system. When we are either negatively or positively excited the heart beat is elevated, but with Oxytocin generated, the blood vessels stay relaxed and open. Therefore, healthy nutrients get to all the cells.
It all depends on our attitude. In other words, when we feel stressed negatively we can change the self-talk - stop, reframe and use it as a challenge.
The other secret is to make sure all the cells have healthy nutrients to keep repairing and replacing.
Here are 6 ways to easily increase Oxytocin Production:
1. Share your STRESS with friends. Connections are key to good health.
2, Do things that help others. Those who are stressed in this way are known to live longer even when stressed.
3, Engage in MEANINGFUL PROJECTS. This brings fulfillment and true happiness which again helps us live a healthier life.
4, Take a minute each hour to move and look at something that MAKES YOU SMILE. That means look at a good view, painting, pictures of babies and baby animals.
5. FOCUS - count backwards from 100 by 7s.
6. Incorporate some yoga type meditation - even a quick breathing awareness minute. Count to 10 and be aware of your breaths.
Like Kelly M, I know how to handle stress when it comes, but I thought it was bad. and we should work to avoid it. I also think the point is, I can't sit in a cocoon and wallow in my loneliness. I have to get out there and let myself be stressed.
Today, I had a talk with Merilee. She says, "I don't bother with worrying with 'doing a list of suggestions', I just meditate and get rid of my negative thoughts. I use the app HEADSPACE.