In today’s crazy world of social media and all of the hundreds of ways we are pulled in all sorts of directions, It is crucial to carve out a small block of time every day to cope with all of the stress at work. A deliberate pause (taking time daily to be still) will leave you more focused and productive, more creative and much better equipped to deal with all the crap that gets blown our way in the everyday storms of our life.
Today’s technological advancements are both a blessing and a curse. We can become overwhelmed by the endless emails, texts and social media notifications and often, even somewhat “addicted...like we cannot live without Facebook or Instagram.
A “stressor” can actually be anything that knocks you out of balance and it can fall into a range of good, tolerable or toxic. It becomes dangerous and toxic when your body is constantly coping with it and there is no end in sight. We often do not even think that it affects our bodies but stress raises cortisol levels (hormone that is in our body) and if it gets way out of whack can make us physically sick as well...there can be many consequences as a result.
Stress by distractions is considered chronic and that is exactly what all of the social media and emails, etc are doing. We must be mindful of taking time to decompress and turn everything off. Take a break from all the technological “chaos” and find some form of peace..whether it be a walk in nature, going to a park and having a picnic, relaxing with a good book or just listening so relaxing soft music and shutting off your mind.
Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves, and our mind, is just to simply be still and “recharge” our batteries so that we can come out stronger and more energized to face all the chaos and turmoil that inevitably will occur,