Reducing Stress Through Self-Expression

It’s human nature to react to stress in a fight or flight pattern, its natural to be fearful but not healthy to live in it. We need to learn to cope and overcome stress; we need to learn to manage our responses to our external environment. We need to understand ourselves and how to manage our stress levels.

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Endorphins can be a natural pain and stress fighter, secretion of endorphins leads to a feeling of euphoria. Endorphins can be released from repetition, doing something novel and new or from doing something exciting and thrill-seeking. Really we can become accustom to anything, and the habit itself can release these chemicals.

The idea of understanding how endorphins work goes hand in hand with being able to monitor and control them. Rather than being in the passenger seat there are ways we can intentionally cause these chemicals to flow.

In the case of reaching a healthy euphoria it begins with the physical; exercise and self-expression.

Exercise releases endorphins, improves sleep and removes toxins through sweat. There any many variations of exercise one can incorporate into their daily life. It doesn’t have to be super stressful it can be fun and entertaining. It’s important to stay body smart especially as you grow older begin to lose muscle and use of some of your functions. It’s important while you’re still young and capable to engage your body, muscles and joints to ward off signs of possible disability in the future. In the case of your health its critical we are proactive rather than reactive. If we wait for the instance to react it may be to little to late.

Aside from exercise, self expression through various forms of art is a good way to release stress and can be considered therapy allowing us to release pent up thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Acts such as listening to music, writing, or drawing allows us an outlet to reflect on ourselves and our circumstances allowing us to see it from a different light. We can easily become prisoners of our own perspectives when we refuse to be open-minded. Self-expression allows us to be passionate for something outside of ourselves and helps to develop a positive mindset. Art therapy can help to develop one’s patience and understanding, it can help broaden their scope and to see from an objective lens. It’s a means for controlling emotions and negative feelings channeling them into something productive. It’s not about the end result it’s about appreciating the beauty of life.

A lot of the time our emotions work against us and we can become our own worst enemy. Participating in exercise and various forms of art we move outside the realm of thinking and allow ourselves to find our flow. Taking action in some form of hobby we allow ourselves to create rather than destroy potentially releasing the massive benefits of euphoria.

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide in the madness” – Allen Ginsberg

Learn to take the time to pause. Learn to take the time to care for your body and mind. Little acts can go long ways in relieving stress even if you don’t fully understand the benefits.

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth in uglier ways” – Sigmund Freud

This is the idea. We must remain true to ourselves and our feelings. We live in a world filled with destructive triggers its up to you to find the light. Adjust your physiology and your psyche will follow. Smile more and you’ll flutter feelings of happiness, laugh more and you’ll begin to feel joyous and more socialable. Focus on the creation process, don’t allow yourself to get bored and dwell on the past but instead to take initiative to relieve the suffering.

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Principles of Blog Writing

When it comes to blog writing everyone has their own take. Blog writing is self-expression at its finest, allowing even the most complex individuals to showcase and articulate their deepest thoughts without fear of rejection.

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Honestly when I think about blog writing I think to myself… Am I really cut out for this? Could I really maintain a blog? Would I be able to keep up with engaging content that viewers actually want to read?

Realistically it doesn’t matter as long as I write. My first principle of blog-writing is doing it for myself. Writing about topics that peak my interest and at a volume that makes sense to me. If I wake up tomorrow and don’t want to write a blog, that’s fine, I won’t write a blog that day. If I wake up and want to write 4 blogs then I don’t let anything stop me and I do so. I try not to criticize myself in terms of working on my blog; I try to just allow the energy to flow naturally.

My second principle would be patience. There are many factors that contribute to becoming a successful SEO and blog writing is only one of those aspects. It’s essential to continue to stay patient not only when considering building followers but also when working on developing your own personal skills. Change is inevitable and we need to continue our own personal progression to stay innovative and ahead of the curve.

Principle three; perseverance. (A) Staying true to your voice, (B) putting the time in when it counts and (C) remaining consistent.

(A) First persevere with your voice. Don’t forget about why you began and what your aim was. What were your values and your overall goal? Stay consistent with who you are just focus on A+ quality. Honestly we can all be insightful if we are given the opportunity to engage in deep thought. We all see the world different from one another and can learn from each other’s various perspectives. Staying true to yourself means staying in line with your passion and finding a niche that will appreciate and support you for who you are.

(B) Putting in the time when it counts refers to not allowing yourself to fall behind. It means being able to deviate good decisions from bad ones, doing what actually needs to be done rather than a lesser task. It means potentially staying up some nights just to get head sometimes just to allow freedom to breathe. Writing can easily become a daunting task if you begin to resent it but that’s not to say it could also introduce you into a world of euphoria engaging in new positive thought patterns.

(C) Perseverance is everything. “Writing at its best, is a lonely life” – Ernest Hemingway. You need to be willing to endure solitude and isolation to concentrate on your own thoughts.

Principle four; care for yourself. Now this may seem odd and almost like it has nothing to do with blog-writing but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If blogging is our platform for self-expression then we need to be sure we are expressing ourselves in a whole, joyous way. Choose to live in the light rather than the darkness.

If we are angry at the world 24/7 365 days out of the year then most likely when we write the underlying tone that the readers will embrace is that of anger or sadness. We need to be able to write from the heart from a place of love or the craft will become tedious and repetitive fairly quickly.”We can’t learn to love another until we’ve learnt to love ourselves” this is also in our writing. Learn to love yourself and enjoy being happy everything else will fall in line.

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Blogging – A Healthy Escape

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Blogging is wondrous, what a great idea! It’s funny that it took me so long to jump on board. I’ve always been an enthusiast for computers and the internet but never been one for social media. For someone who over thinks everything blogging is my escape. For someone who thinks as critically about everything such as me blogging is beautiful.

Blogging relieves my concerns and keeps me focused on the future. It allows me to organize my thoughts and put more focus on details.  Blogs help to visualize goals and to clarify the action steps to we need progress.

Blogging creates your story and delivers a platform to reach like-minded individuals. It allows online communities to get to understand the individual (blogger) rather than judging someone from a glimpse at a profile picture.

Blogging is soulful and can be a peaceful meditating experience allowing space for new insights and knowledge. It isn’t for everyone but those willing to commit can definitely develop strong skills and reap a lot of benefits.

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