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One Minute Mindfulness Relax-Refresher – Resilience and Well-Being

One Minute Mindfulness Relax-Refresher – Resilience and Well-Being

Stress is a very powerful force that involves awareness, attention and energy. It can be managed and empower you. If you let stress control you, the resulting distress can be harmful to your body, mind, and spirit.

Learning to become more "present" will free you to be more flexible and creative. Mindfulness reduces stress and promotes resilience. You can become more resilient, enjoying better health and well-being.

     1. Find yourself a comfortable position with as few distractions as possible.
     2. Gently close your eyes and focus your attention inward.
     3. Imagine a radiant light dissolving your stress.
     4. Take a few easy slow breaths, taking air in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
     5. Say to yourself, “Alert mind, calm body”.
     6. Now take a deep, soothing breath all the way down to your abdomen.
     7. As you exhale, let your facial muscles, neck and shoulders relax.
     8. Feel a wave of warmth and heaviness sweep down to your toes.
     9. Allow the relaxation to re-energize your body and mind.
     10. Slowly open your eyes, stretch, and ease back into normal activities.

                    Golden Rule: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff... ultimately it’s all small stuff.

Stress is a natural response within all of us and it can serve as a valuable source of increased energy and creativity. When coupled with an optimistic attitude, positive or eustress can help you accomplish the things in life that are most important. However, knowing how to manage unwanted stress and relax is essential to your enjoyment of life. Remember that you are in charge of your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.You can choose to be happy, healthy, and relaxed.

Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist and executive/career coach. He has a leadership coaching practice in the San Francisco Financial District. Call 415-546-1252 or e-mail for inquiries and a free brief phone consultation.

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