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Zen for the Win

Things get super stressful sometimes.  

This is not profound nor actual news to anyone I know.  It is a fact of life though.  I hate it.  I'm outgoing and mostly upbeat naturally so it takes a lot to bring me down so I know it's time to step back and reevaluate how to improve less than stellar zen like happy days.

What I do when stressful moments happen to happen:

Meditating mojo- I've gotten into breathing practices to bring me back to earth and the present moment during stressed out times.  Simple, in the nose-out the mouth, about 5 sets usually does the trick.  I learned this in therapy years ago and honestly I'm all about the natural way to alleviate angst.

Lemony water- Good ol' hot agua made in my regular ol' kettle teapot.  I don't know if it's the soothing warmth or the tart wake up call but this one will set your britches on right.

Walk it out-when possible I will get lost in a brisk pace, be it 20 minutes or 2 hours.  Both durations help and offer their respective calming effects.  The other day was super stressful and I managed to snag some time for me.  Before I knew it, I covered 5 miles of terrain and felt completely rejuvenated.

I hope you regularly soar more than you struggle.  Days and years are short so keep it all in perspective and do self check ins often to prevent burnout and turmoil.

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--M

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