~~Relax. Life takes time.~~ Unknown
Deep breathing? Check.
Yes, I have my relaxation techniques handy at all times. They keep me on an even keel. They keep me happy. Life is easy when I relax and let it happen.
Stress used to be a way of life with me. Finances, family drama, work......health, sleep....you name it, I was stressed. I wish I could remember when things changed for me but it was so gradual that before I knew it, I was happy.
Life happens like that, both good and bad. You can change your habits either way. I started with positive affirmations, a little yoga, and then.....WOW! I liked it. And I liked the way I felt when I did it. So I continued on......a little deep breathing (from the diaphram), a little mediation, and then.....WOW again. My life looks lovely, feels wonderful, and I am headed in the right direction.
I quit this time after I started changing my life for the positive. So I actually had somewhat of a positive quit. Yes, I had withdrawals. Yes, I had the urge to smoke at the beginning. Everyone does. It's part of the process of quitting.
But I knew I'd get through it. I relaxed and let life happen. What a change for me! I'm coming up on a year soon and I look forward to it. I can do this. And I'm smiling.
You can do this, as well. You can think quitting is a hard struggle or you can think that you can do this...and relax and let it happen. It's your choice. Isn't that wonderful?!
Life truly is a dance......