Curiosity. Appreciation. Imagination.
The more you take time to appreciate the things, people, places and events in which you find yourself, the more you find to appreciate. Do you regularly stop to sing a song of appreciation? When you do, you begin to effect physiological changes that help to evaporate stress. A kind gesture, a good book, the ability to move, see or hear well - nothing is too ordinary to be excused from a simple and heartfelt expression of appreciation.
Stress dampens curiosity. Undress your stress and reawaken to the wonders of the world. Big ones, small ones and just right ones!
Does it feel as if someone snuffed out your imagination? It's not a big surprise if your stress levels have been mounting. A cascade of 1400 chemicals prepares your body for the flight or fight response; a different part of the brain is activated when you are preoccupied with whatever is stressing you. Creativity is sparked when you implement stress techniques that treat the cause of your stress and not just the symptoms. Are you ready to start flexing those "muscles" of appreciation, curiosity and imagination?
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