Wear purple for world peace. This is WEAR PURPLE FOR PEACE DAY!!! Inner Peace brings with it the thought of relaxation. Here are some effective relaxation therapies:
BREATHING. Well, that is certainly helpful, isn’t it? Breathing exercises have taught me how to breathe correctly to relieve my stress. The technique is simple (believe me, if it was complicated, I wouldn’t do it). You place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Take a slow, deep breath, taking in as much air as possible. Your abdomen should press against your hand. Hold that breath in for a few seconds, then slowly exhale.
VISUAL IMAGING. Basically this technique uses body awareness to do relaxation. Imagine being in a peaceful, restful place (your “happy place”). Now focus on different physical sensations, but not necessarily just painful areas. Everyone imagines differently, but I would not recommend an image of a banana split for someone who is trying to lose weight! Don’t sabotage your efforts like that.
PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION. This therapy is one of my favorites. It was just recently developed for people suffering with peripheral diabetic neuropathy. The idea is to flex the painful area then hold it briefly. Relax it, slowly easing the tension. I make this fun by drawing the alphabet with my foot. The movement seems to ease the pain a bit. By the time I get to the letter “Z”, I do usually feel better. I’ve actually been drawing the alphabet with my foot as I write this post. Can I multi-task, or WHAT???
CHRISTIAN POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS. There are many CD’s available to listen to on You Tube that provide positive thoughts for Christians. These are Scripture-based and give us support as it seems the world has gotten more crazy.
Did you catch all of that? Don’t worry – your subconscious did!
Pray for peace as we approach the last days. Remember this is all God’s timing and we just need to hang on to Him. 🙂