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Article on Stress Management - Stress Reduction
©Copyright, Reprinted from Happenings, Cenville, Boca Raton, September, 1992
'Mind Over Muscle' Monthly Column: Stress Reduction Techniques
by Nancy Ash
Last month I discussed with you the topic of visualization to improve the quality of your health. As a follow up, I want to share with you a stress management tool that really works.
Buy yourself small white removable labels (available at any office supply store for a few dollars). They can be any size, but of course the smaller ones can be strategically placed much more easily and inconspicuously.
Sit down with a pen and paper, close your eyes, and allow words to come to your mind that are positive reinforcers for vibrant good health. For example, if you want to reduce stress in your life, write down words such as ... relax, calm, breathe, peace, etc.
Now comes the fun part of this exercise.
You are going to write down a word on each little sticker. Take the sticker and put it in a place so that you will see it often. For example, in your wallet, on your telephone, the bathroom mirror, eyeglass case, purse, refrigerator, just to name a few. If you drive a car, you can place one on the dashboard that says, “I am focused,” or “I am alert,” or “Breathe.”
Basically you are using these little messages to change your behavior. One woman in my Creative Wellness Class wanted to drink more water but couldn't remember to do so. Using this method was very successful for her—within two weeks she was up to four glasses a day. Generally, you may use this method for a month or two, and really begin to see the results—a better you!
This stress reduction exercise does work. I had many of the same students in these classes for years (see photo), so I was able to see real results over time as case studies. Sometimes the most simple things in life are the most effective. What you see reflected back to you is what you become.
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