FINDING PEACE in a STRESSFULL WORLD. Created by Vicki Nanos, Student Affairs, Altamonte Springs Campus, 2011. In our life we will experience a variety of stressors. The good news is that we can do something to make our lives peaceful, not stressful. Peace, not stress. health.
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in a STRESSFULLWORLD
Created by Vicki Nanos, Student Affairs, Altamonte Springs Campus, 2011
● Faster heart beat
● Cool skin
● Increased sweating
● Cold hands and feet
● Feelings of nausea
● Rapid breathing
●“Butterflies in stomach”
● Tense muscles
● Dry mouth
How can you achieve inner peace in spite of all these stressors?
William Glasser, Choice Theory
◊ People CHOOSEeverything
they feel or do.
◊ No other person can make you
miserable or happy.
◊ All we can get from others is
◊ You have direct control over
your thoughts and actions.
You can choose to think about your feelings & circumstances in ways that support calmness.
Meditators call this “monkey mind.”
* Researchers say 80% of thoughts are negative.
Silence and solitude are needed to quiet the mind
in your neighborhood, in nature or on the beach.
(We suggest you turn off cellphones during your walk.)
By chanting a mantra.
A mantra is an energy based sound. It is a Sanskrit word meaning “free from the mind.”
or sitting quietly with your pets…
To slow down your mind and release the tension in your body.
Begin by taking just five minutes of alone time to quiet your thoughts….
Here is a quick way to quiet your mind….
□ Improved concentration
□ Clarity of thinking
□ Improved coping skills
□ Emotional balance
□ Less anxiety
□ Better interpersonal
□ Improved health
□ Less tension in the body
Remember, the more you practice, the greater the benefits!