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TENSION HOW DO WE GET RID OF IT?

TENSION                                            HOW DO WE GET RID OF IT?

I am going to discuss tension, its definition and ways to get rid of it.  Tension is a symptom of stress, and can bring on things such as migraines, irritability and anxiety. Lets take a look at the definition of tension from the Webster Dictionary and the daily wisdom words definition to enhance the Webster meaning.  

Webster definition of tension-1.   The state of being stretched tight.  2.  A strained state or condition resulting from forces acting in opposition to each other

Daily Wisdom Word meaning of tension-a part of feeling anxious or stressed;  a feeling of stress within our neck area and other areas in our body.  

What can we do to get rid of tension?  The first thing recommended is to meditate and this only takes about 15 minutes once you train your mind to do it.  2.  Deep breathing.  I know with myself, this is extremely helpful. I suffer with an anxiety disorder and I can feel it in my stomach and also have a feeling of mental discomfort.  3.  take five minutes and focus on only one behavior with awareness.  Notice the little things like being in a comfortable chair, feeling the air on you as you walk or focus on the sound of the walking itself.  Tension often comes on when we are focusing too deeply on problems and breaking them down into a bunch of little issues.  Anxiety issues can come on as well from the exact opposite reasons;  not getting enough exercise, rest or eating properly.  Women who are active do need some carbohydrates that are good for you.  This creates a release of serotonin in the brain and attributes to calmness.  

I notice tension and anxiety as well as stress can be not releasing the inner valve inside you that can be like a tea kettle getting ready to blow as it boils or a pot with a tight lid that simply boils over.  What else can we do?  According to an article I found on the Web-MD website, we can reach out.  Our social network can be one of the best ways to cope with stress.  Share how you feel with a friend preferably face to face.  This can help you organize the thoughts that overwhelm you and put some semblance and order towards them.  

Try being present.  Oftentimes our brain is like a broken record focusing on the past and the things we would change if we could, or the future that isn’t here yet.  Have you ever noticed that the amount of worry in your mind about an upcoming project or event, when you actually are doing it and complete it, looking back you wonder why you were so worried to begin with.  When you’re feeling stress and anxiety, become more aware of your body.  Isolate individual parts of it and focus on your breathing and releasing the internal valve mentioned above.  Another way to relieve stress and tension?  Laugh out loud.  Have a good belly laugh!  This will relieve some of the anxiety and produce the feel good chemical, endorphins in the brain which is our pleasure transmitter.

Hopefully these are good ideas for you and trying them will result in success.  There is nothing like a power walk or run to help as well if these methods don’t work.  Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!  Samantha/DWW

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