IMMUNITY LESSON 28
The “Almost Magic” Pill to Combat Stress
We all feel the effects of stress and it doesn’t feel good. It makes us less productive at work, less friendly to our family, and diminishes our focus, and eventually our health.
Stress is not what happens to us, stress is our reaction to what happens to us.
Or, “There is no such thing as a stressful situation, only stressful responses to a given situation.”
We all know that there is no silver bullet remedy or magic pill one can take for our ailments (excepting a bacterial infection with antibiotics). All of our chronic conditions, including stress, must be addressed via multiple different pathways. But, there happens to be an “almost magic pill” out there for stress which:
- Reduces Anxiety and Stress
- Increases contentment and satisfaction with life
“Side effects” include:
- Increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust
- Improved memory
- More creative
- Less reactive to stressors
- Normalized fear response
- A more enjoyable life
And it is all natural and FREE. The only cost is the time to take it.
The Answer: Meditation!! Have you tried it? Wait. Read on please.
Most of us don’t have time to spend an hour sitting there trying to relax. The good news is that we don’t have to.
We all have heard the benefits of meditation before and thought about getting into it when things lighten up and we have time. But, we all envision red robed monks sitting with their legs crossed gazing toward a mountain peak with their eyes gently closed. That works for some, but not for the rest of us just trying to get by day after day.
The two big problems with meditation:
- It takes more time than we can comfortably budget. We don’t have enough time in the day now. Adding another hour or two is insane.
- It is simple, but not easy. It is hard to keep those intrusive thoughts away.
So, how do we solve these two problems so we can take advantage of all the benefits and the “Side Effects” of meditation?
We will detail our strategies for compact meditations and ways to address the difficulties in the next lesson. You can give meditation a new try with our simplified techniques and approaches (all gleaned from the scientific literature). If it fits, great. If not, at least you’ve tried.
You can also use the MyRelaxer Maneuver as a One Minute Micro-Meditation to relax prior to a longer session.
“An ‘almost magic’ pill is worth evaluating. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to take with some simple strategies.”