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Hi ladies! Welcome to the Relaxation and Stress Reduction mini-course.

Over the course of the coming month, you’ll be seeing a lot of content about relaxing and reducing stress here at www.vimergii.com. I find this such an important area for most of my clients so I’m excited to share some ideas and tips with you that can make a material difference in your stress and relaxation levels and even positively impact your mood, hormones, digestion, energy levels and yep, even weight loss success.

Most of us live in such a fast-paced world where we’re always reachable, constantly bombarded with news updates, email alerts, and even advertisements. Social media can put us under a lot of pressure to document the perfect life, and in between all that we’re juggling family and career, while paying off  debt and a large mortgage, contributing to our communities and maybe even caring for ailing parents or family members. No wonder we’re more stressed than ever and stress related illnesses are on the rise.

As Queens, it’s time to relax more and take a more active approach to stress reduction. Our health and mindset all can be dramatically improved with some of the simple techniques I’ll be sharing with you. So,  I invite you to explore some of these concepts over the course of the next 30 days.

Each day I’ll have a new tip or idea to share with you on the topic. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, if you haven’t already, sign up here for daily email alerts.

Today, let’s just quickly look at how making an effort to relax more can help us reduce stress.

Feeling stressed is an ancient biochemical process that has served us well by keeping us physically safe. It’s a way of quickly putting our body on high alert. It is designed to get us ready for physical activity like running away, fighting or freezing. This has worked well during different times, but outside of a sporting event or a true crisis event (like a personal attack or car accident for example), it doesn’t do us much good today. We have to find other coping mechanisms and different ways to manage the intensity of the stress response and that’s where making an effort to relax more comes in.

Sounds almost too simple, right?

Let me ask you. Have you ever gone through a period in your life where you drank way too much coffee (or other caffeinated beverages)? At first, a cup of coffee in the morning may wake you up and keep you alert for a couple of hours. Then, as you start to drink more and more throughout the day and over the course of days and weeks, you find it takes larger quantities of coffee to get the same effect. Your body builds up a caffeine tolerance.

It works the same with stress. The more often we are stressed, the more adrenaline and other hormones the body has to pump through our system to get the same reaction. The problem is that being too stressed too often takes its toll on the body. We are designed to tolerate acute stress fairly well. Acute as in we have a stress event, the event passes and then we go an recover. But chronic stress, that is where the problem primarily lies. We move from crisis to crisis without adequate time to recover. Many, if not most of us live our lives in a constant state of stress. We need to lower our stress levels to a safer level.

With the coffee addiction, we may choose to drink a more calming herbal tea for a while and greatly cut back on the coffee, or even just slowly work our way down to a cup or 2 a day. After a while our caffeine tolerance goes back to normal. Stress works the same way. We can down regulate the hormone release by making a conscious effort to relax more and stress less.

Not only will it greatly benefit your overall health, you’ll also feel better without all those extra stimulants coursing through your system 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

I hope you’ll join me and give it a try to reducing your stress levels by relaxing more over the coming 30 days and beyond. Thee is lots of great info coming your way. Stay tuned!

Day 1 Welcome And How Relaxing More Can Help Reduce Stress