Don't Get Frustrated

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Don't Get Frustrated
We've all been there right? Sometimes things just don't go our way, and it can be frustrating. The next time that happens though I want you to think about this: What's really going on when you get frustrated? I'll tell you what! You've given control to someone or something else!

Every day we're presented with an opportunity to be frustrated . How do you deal with it? How do you deal with the nuts and bolts of running your life, with changing yourself for the better?

It's All About Your " Why".

It's been said that a person without a dream never had a dream come true. It's alright to have dreams, don't ever apologize for them! And those dreams are all wrapped up in " why" you have them. For me it's all about being there for my family and friends, being there with my physical presence. Being there with my time. Being there emotionally. And yes being there with financial support too!

Feeling Frustrated

As long as you can keep your "why" front and center you won't get mired down in frustrations. Because you know what? You'll have the power, the power to make decisions that will move you forward and keep you on track toward your goals. The power of being aware.

Frustration is the result of an expectation. Having an unrealistic expectation that someone will do something, an example being expecting they would be on time, despite the fact that they never are. Knowing from the very beginning of their relationship/ friendship that they are always late but convincing yourself that you could make them change.

Imagine you have always hated being late, but because you have fallen in love with someone you didn't want to accept that you could not make them change. So you constantly try to get them to be on time and keep feeling frustrated each time they are late.

You will likely feel frustrated any time you do not accept the reality of the person or situation. Many people believe that they can get others to change, if they are loving enough, needy enough, angry enough, hurt enough or punishing enough. Sometimes people will give into you but often they end up resisting in other areas in order to not feel controlled by you. No one likes to feel controlled so often people unconsciously do whatever it is you don't like to not feel controlled. Few people have learned how to decide for themselves whether or not they want to do as another asks them to do. Instead they either give in and resent you, or they resist, and in both cases there are negative consequences for the relationship.

If you completely accepted that your partner/ friend is always going to be late and that there is nothing you can do about it, what would you do to take responsibility for your own feelings of frustration?

" Well you can make your own way there, but then you don't get to arrive together". " So which is more important to you, being with them and being late?, or being on time and not being with them?". " Why can't they just be on time?".

The answer to this is a complicated issue. Perhaps they had controlling parents and they learned to resist by being late, or perhaps everyone in their household was always late and they learned to live their own life this way. Perhaps they have a problem with organization and have never learned how to manage time. they can learn this, but they must first want to, and the fact they are resistant to changing it means that they feel they are getting some benefit out of being late. The issue for you is that you can't make them change, and the fact that you keep expecting them to change is what is causing your frustration.

Accepting your helplessness over them is a big challenge but until you do you will feel frustrated. your expectations and resulting frustration is a protection not to feel the authentic feeling which is the helplessness over them. If you accept this your frustration will go away and you will learn to take the loving action in your own behalf. So which is more important to you? Being with them and being late, or being on time and not being with them?.

" I guess that sometime's it's more important to be with someone and other times it is more important to be on time." And I can see that when it's more important to me to be on time, then I have to make my own way. I can't say I'm happy about this, but I do feel a sense of relief knowing that I can do something important about the time when it is important to me. don't allow your frustrations to keep you from accomplishing what needs to be done today. Confront them and see them for what they really are

Your Current Flight Of Ascension

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Your Current Flight of Ascension by Commander Ashtar
 
Channelled through Natalie Glasson, 29th May 2015, Sacred School of OmNa
 
This time upon the Earth, which will span all of your lifetime, is a period of powerful awakening. Everything within you has the
 
opportunity to awaken and blossom into the magnificence of the Creator; this signifies that the same opportunities are
 
available within your reality and experiences. Never before have we witnessed such powerful awakening at an accelerated
 
rate and with a greater conscious awareness. You are beings of awakening, you are supporting the conscious development
 
and evolution of yourself and those present upon the Earth in your future. It is time to honour the emergence of the divine taking
 
place within your being as this will magnify your experience tremendously.
 
Your awakening of the divine within you is occurring on more levels of your being than you can possibly be conscious of. Light
 
explosions are taking place within your physical body erupting into your cells like a fast flowing river, influencing your organs
 
and all aspects of your physical body in transforming into quicker vibrations of light. The light of the divine is flowing through
 
your being creating transformation within your etheric, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies as well as all aspects of your
 
auric field. The light you are receiving is a higher and quicker vibration than you have experienced in your current lifetime, it
 
flows from the divine Creator through your soul with one purpose of transformation; magnifying your being to become a true
 
and absolute representative of the divine Creator.
 
Take a moment to imagine your soul bringing forth from the Creator such supreme light and consciousness that it instantly
 
transforms your entire being on a physical and energetic level. These transformations are like miracles within your being
 
creating renewal, rejuvenation, healing, emergence of consciousness with a greater and divinely realistic self-worth. This
 
moment is so breath-taking it is akin to a rebirth which is occurring for you now and will continue for the rest of your life
 
enhancing and developing. Each time you wake up from your sleep you have more light within your being, each time you
 
breath consciously you invite transformation to take place in deeper levels of your being, each time you speak you project
 
more light and every time you think and feel you immerse yourself deeper into the eternal truth of the Creator. We wish for you
 
to know and acknowledge how magnificent you are, how wonderful your dedication and how beautiful your transformation. If
 
you doubt our words then these are energies which require to be observed and resolved. Your ascension is occurring so
 
beautifully there is simply a need for you to recognise this, acknowledge and believe it in your heart, therefore allowing the
 
magnificence of your ascension to become your reality and experience upon the Earth.
 
When you are consciously aware of the magnificence taking place within your being or simply believe and know this to be the
 
case then you enhance your experience of your true transformation, allowing it to become a deeply inspirational and
 
empowering aspect of your reality. In many ways we are asking you to believe in yourself and your evolution so you may see
 
the miracle of transformation you are and can further evolve into. In order for you to allow yourself to bring forth this
 
consciousness which is of wonder, love for yourself and astonishment at the miracle of light occurring within your being there is
 
a need to let go of the consciousness of the mundane. This consciousness speaks to you of everything in your life and
 
including yourself as being mundane, dreary, monotonous and ordinary. We wish you to let go of the consciousness of the
 
mundane recognising yourself as transformational, magnificent and beautiful, which is the truth and your true consciousness.  It
 
is a consciousness which leads you into a deeper space with the Creator. It is also a conscious state which can be challenging
 
as you encourage yourself to recognise the difference between the knowingness of your soul of your true magnificence and the
 
false interpretation of your ego of your magnificence. When you can allow yourself to recognise the magnificent transformation
 
occurring within your being from your soul rather than from the seat of your ego then you will allow yourself to truly acknowledge
 
the truth of the Creator. If you are constantly trying to acknowledge yourself and accelerate your spiritual ascension from your
 
ego or even as a mental perspective then you may never allow yourself to feel completely satisfied and fulfilled nor will you
 
allow yourself to acknowledge the magnificence of the Creator.
 
We wish to share with you a very easy way to distinguish between the knowingness of your soul and the false identity of your
 
ego. In all creations and recognition of yourself from the seat of knowingness of your soul you will recognise the presence of
 
love, unity and peace. The love will be for yourself and others, the unity with all aspects of the Creator including yourself and the
 
peace an expanding space within you. Even in the most exciting experience the peace created within you will be ever
 
expanding. In creations and recognition of yourself from the seat of your ego you will recognise the presence of feeling better
 
than others, there may be an air of competition and separation as well as a feeling of arrogance. There may be a feeling of
 
being satisfied but this may not last as new needs and desires would arise. In truth when love, unity and peace are
 
experienced within your being you know you are recognising yourself and reality from the truth of the Creator within you.
 
Recognising the simplicity of life and your own being can guide you into a deeper space of oneness with the Creator, and yet
 
we are asking you to recognise the magnificent transformational experience which is continuous within your being. This is not
 
to recognise with your ego, it is to see the truth unfolding through eyes willing to witness the truth of the Creator within your
 
being. We wish for you to realise how beautifully magnificent you are while experiencing love, unity and peace within your
 
being. When you think and perceive yourself in mundane and disempowering ways you experience separation from the true
 
miracle of your being.
 
Take time to seat peacefully with the intention of observing the magnificent transformation of light occurring within your being.
 
Even if you cannot perceive how the transformation could be taking place simply encourage yourself to be aware, observant
 
and ready to receive the understanding. If you feel your ego arising then send your love to your ego, the thoughts, energies or
 
experiences it wishes to create or the reaction it wishes to generate within your being which may not be aligned with your truth.
 
The ego may manifest creating a self-importance which results in any form of energetic of physical separation or it may
 
materialise as a victim or doubtfulness within you. All of these manifestations simply require your love, acceptance and
 
release, free from your response. We wish to say that self-importance and self- love can seem and manifest as the same
 
experience and yet self-importance creates separation within you and self-love create the vibration of unity within your being.
 
Here is an intention to support your observation of the magnificent transformation of light occurring within your being:
 
‘I now allow and support myself in recognising the truth of all aspects of my being. I open my senses and awareness so I may
 
acknowledge with ease and perfection the awakening, emergence and blossoming occurring within my being due to the
 
continuous flow of the Creator and my greater acceptance of the truth manifesting within my being. I am now ready to
 
recognise myself and inner transformation from the seat of my soul, from a space of love, unity and peace with myself and all
 
aspects of the Creator. I am transforming, every cell, organ and aspect of my physical body is magnificently transforming into a
 
supreme beacon of light. I recognise and acknowledge this with ease and truthfulness. I am transforming, every aspect of my
 
auric field and entire being is magnificently transforming into a supreme beacon of light, I am ready and willing to accept and
 
experience this as my truth now. As I go within my being I am able to observe the transformation and rejuvenation of my being
 
whenever I wish, bringing forth my greater confidence and trust in my ascension practices and experiences. I invite my guides
 
and soul to support my conscious awareness as I observe within my being now. Thank you.’
 
Take time to breathe deeply while trusting yourself to recognise the truth within your being.
 
We came forth to you to support you in recognising more fully the aspect of the Creator within you, we wished for you to
 
acknowledge you are never stagnant or delayed in anyway in your ascension, transformation and ascension is occurring within
 
your being right now. We also wanted to encourage you to bring your observation to the subtle ways of the ego and your soul’s
 
knowingness so you may allow yourself to live in a greater space of truth within you, encouraging yourself to move beyond the
 
process of reaction to the presence of your ego. Allow yourself to be observant of your ego and soul’s knowingness, both can
 
be subtle and blatant.
 
Please know we are here to support you always, we send to you our love and encouragement eternally,
 
Commander Ashtar

Message From The Angels

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MESSAGE FROM THE ANGELS
Angels My dear friends, we love you so very much,
The entire universe is designed to operate in a harmonious dance of divine synchronization. If you listen to your heart's guidance, you will find yourself easily drawn to those you can assist or uplift and as well those dear souls who can assist and uplift you.
You are never alone and there is never a time when your needs are ignored. Look at all of creation! Ecosystems operate in a delicate and beautiful balance. Planets revolve precisely around stars which revolve in a graceful dance in the galaxies. Everything and every being in the natural universe is guided, cared for, and cherished in the heavens.
The human mind, however, loves to think of itself as separate. It is like a computer – a beautiful, amazing computer that you were gifted with upon your incarnation into this earthly life. It is a tool to be used, but not ever intended to be an authority over your heart.
So when you have a need or desire, before you even try to "figure out" how to handle or create it, stop and sit quietly. Breathe and focus on what it is you wish to create - perhaps a problem being solved, a challenge overcome, or an dream you would love to see manifest in your life. Place your attention there first. Then say a little prayer... "Dear God, Dear Angels, I love this reality I wish to create. I would like your help. Please guide me. Let me know the next step." Then sit and breathe and see if anything comes to mind. It might be a quick thought, words in your head, a feeling, or just a knowing. If nothing comes to your awareness, relax, there is nothing to do at this time. Enjoy your day! Give us your worries! The Divine will let you know when it is time to act. We will guide you and help you understand any energies you need to shift within your heart and soul to allow for this good to flow into your lives.
Dear ones you are an integral part of creation. Your needs matter. Your desires are born from the heart of God. And this same creator wants very much to help and assist you with the live you are being guided to live. In very human terminology... Stop stressing, start asking for more help from the heavens, and trust that you are loved and guided beyond anything you could possibly imagine.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels

The ArchAngels

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Archangels
According to renowned author Doreen Virtue, Archangels are messengers from our creator who guide and oversee the realm of the guardian angels and also our human physical realm. The Archangels have the powerful ability to help each of us simultaneously while offering their protection and guidance to bring about peace on earth.
"Just thinking an Archangel 's name is enough to call one to your side". She recommends developing your relationship with them to receive healings, guidance and miracles in your life. This relationship can be aided by working with the gemstone represented by each of the 15 Archangels. Reviewing the chart below will help you determine which Archangel to choose depending on their area of "specialty" and also which gemstone or crystal to begin working with to deepen your connection to these ethereal messengers.


Qualities, Colours and Gemstones of Archangels
Ariel
Ariel, otherwise known as the Lion of God, counsels your fears and helps build the qualities of bravery, courage and focus with elegance. He will help boost your confidence and being involved with divine magick and miracles, help with manifestations, for he is the Master Manifestor. He aids teachers, healers and service workers, protects the environment and heals animals. He is indeed, the Patron Angel of Animals.
The Colour Associated with Ariel is Pale Pink.
The Gemstone Associated with Ariel is the Rose Quartz

Azrael
Azrael, Angel of Death, but is depicted more as the Angel of Everlasting Life. He brings comfort and love to those who are grieving or dying and also messages from loved ones in heaven helping them to make contact. Azrael is the Patron Saint of the Clergy. The gemstone Calcite, with its creamy yellow is calibrated to Azrael's energy, so holding or wearing this gemstone in times of grief or fading life, may bring additional comfort. Those who have shared an encounter with Azrael describe him as dark, very quiet, and not at all menacing.
The Colour Associated with Azrael is Vanilla Cream.
The Gemstone Associated with Azrael is the Yellow Calcite.

Chamuel
Chamuel, He Who Sees God, helps us to see clearly and find things, situations and people. Renowned for help in finding the best career, Chamuel is The Angel Divine Love, both personal and global, and The Patron Angel of All Who Love God. In Druid mythology, Chamuel was originally the God of War. A gatekeeper of Heaven, Chamuel has charge over twelve-thousand fiery Angels of Destruction, all posted there with him at the portals of the sky and thus became known as Chief of the Angels of Destruction.
The Colour Associated with Chamuel is Pale Green.
The Gemstone Associated with Chamuel is Fluorite.

Gabriel
Gabriel, Messenger Angel, loves to coach and help with writing, and being able to open doors for publication, will help in the enjoyment of writing. Gabriel helps to find strength and connect with personal power, and reassures that it is safe to be powerful. He works with mothers and children and helps us to connect with our inner child and play. Gabriel is the Angel of Mercy and the Patron Angel of all who work in the field of communications. Gabriel brings the gift of Hope to keep alive in your heart. He is the Governor of Eden, the ruler of the Cherubim, the Angel of the Resurrection and the Angel of Mercy. The poet Longfellow, in his ‘The Golden Legend’, makes Gabriel the angel of the moon who brings man the gift of hope. Gabriel is the Defender of the Element of Water and of the West, the Angel of Resurrection, Mercy and Peach and the Benefactor of Messengers.
The Colour Associated with Gabriel is Copper.
The Gemstone Associated with Gabriel is Citrine.

Haniel
Haniel, Glory of God, helps to connect with divine magic and powerful cycles of the moon. He helps to groom hidden talents and find true passions; to appreciate ourselves and build self-worth honouring our cycles and moods, strengths and shadows.
The Colour Associated with Haniel is bluish white.
The Gemstone Associated with Haniel is Moonstone.

Jeremial
Jeremial, Mercy of God, answered prayers, change - everything is happening for a reason. All is well. Helps to review life and take stock of where you have been. Helps us to heal patterns that are no longer working. Helps us to be merciful to our self and others. Jeremial helps newly crossed-over souls, as well as those still living, to review their lives. Call upon Jeremial if you wish to take and inventory of your life in order to make positive adjustments.
The Colour Associated with Jeremial is Egg Plant Purple.
The Gemstone Associated with Jeremial is Amethyst.

Jophiel
Jophiel, Beauty of God, helps to clear both mental physical clutter and negative thinking, clearing energy. He helps us to stay in Higher Self focus of bliss, love and joy, and encourages us to spend time in nature, experiencing more grace and peace in life. The Patron Angel of Artists, Jophiel helps us to think beautiful thoughts, thus creating, manifesting and attracting more beauty into our lives.
The Colour Associated with Jophiel is Deep Rose or Magenta Pink.
The Gemstone Associated with Jophiel is Rubelite or Deep Pint Tourmaline.

Metatron
Metatron, Angel of Sacred Geometry and Numerology, (Kabbalah), helps to clear and open our chakras, cleansing psychic toxins from our bodies. He works with sensitive children, indigos and crystals and helps to organize schedules, making time for activities which are close to our heart. He is a fiery, energetic Angel who has a special place in his heart for those children who are spiritually gifted. Metratron led the Children of Israel through the wilderness to safety and continues to lead children today both on Earth and in Heaven.
The Colour Associated with Metatron is Violet or Sea-Foam Green.
The Gemstone Associated with Metatron is Watermelon Tourmaline.

Michael
Michael, He who is like God, protects and leads away lower energies in our space. He works with us while we sleep and enters our dreams to allay fears. Michael helps with the qualities of love, power, strength and unwavering faith. He gives guidance and direction for those stuck or lost in the purpose of their life career path. Michael is the Defender of the Element of Fire and of the South, the Leader of the Archangels, he and the Angel of Protection, Justice & Strength.
The Colour Associated with Michael is Royal Blue and tinges of Purple.
The Gemstone Associated with Michael is Sugilite.

Raguel
Raguel, Friend of God, Clairsentience, helps to distinguish between our own feelings and those of others. He guides us towards situations, people and places that have clear and loving energy and guides us to act fairly and find win-win solutions. Raguel helps to maintain harmony and order in relationships and acts as mediator, helping us to find creative solutions. His chief role in Heaven is to oversee all the other archangels and angels, ensuring that they all work together in a harmonious and orderly fashion, according to Divine order and will.
The Colour Associated with Raguel is Light Blue.
The Gemstone Associated with Raguel is Aquamarine.

Raphael
Raphael, Heavens Physician, gives guidance for a healthier lifestyle, helping with anything requiring healing, relief from burdens, and Divine guidance through intuition, thoughts, ideas & dreams. Raphael is the Defender of the Element of Air and the East and is the Angel of Love, Joy and Laughter, Custodian of The Tree of Life and of Healing Powers.
The Colour Associated with Raphael is Emerald Green.
The Gemstone Associated with Raphael is Emerald or Malachite.

Raziel
Raziel, Secret of God, knows all the secrets of the Universe and how it operates. His clairvoyance through dreams and inner sight helps us gain deeper spiritual understanding and to apply it in practical ways. He will take you soul travelling in your dreams to discover truths and ancient wisdom that will become part of your subconscious and be with you when you wake up and help you understand esoteric material and increase your ability to see, hear, know and feel Divine guidance.
The Colours Associated with Raziel are All Colours of the Rainbow.
The Gemstone Associated with Raziel is Quartz.

Sandaphon
Sandaphon, Archangel of Music and Answered Prayers, helps with communication and expression so that you may speak your truth openly, yet your words and actions be kind and gentle, if powerful. Take time for a gentle retreat to rejuvenate and connect with peace and enjoy the present moment. He will help you live in integrity with your spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing and manifestation fully awakened.
The Colour Associated with Sandalphon is Cool Turquoise.
The Gemstone Associated with Sandalphon is Turquoise.

Uriel
Uriel, meaning God’s Light or Fire of God, illuminates situations, giving prophetic information and warnings. He is considered an archangel who helps us with natural disaster, perhaps because of his connections with Noah and the weather elements of thunder and lightening. Call upon Archangel Uriel to avert such events or to heal and recover in their aftermath. He provides us with Divine ideas and intellectual guidance and lights our pathway so we know which step to take next. Uriel is Defender of the Element of the Earth and the North, Angel of Nature, Visions and Instruction and Custodian of Prophecy.
The Colour Associated with Uriel is Pale Yellow.
The Gemstone Associated with Uriel is Amber.

Zadkiel
Zadkiel, Mercy of God, helps with compassion and forgiveness. He helps to release emotional toxins and aids Clairaudience through the Brow Chakra. Zadkiel helps with memory and memorizing. He helps us let go of judgements and unforgiveness. If you’re finding it difficult to forgive yourself or somebody else, call Zadkiel to intervene.
The Colour Associated with Zadkiel is Deep Indigo Blue.
The Gemstone Associated with Zadkiel is Lapis Lazuli.

A Serious Of Steps To Deal With Stress part two

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Getting Ready

Dealing with stress can be hard work, to be able to take stress on we need to look after ourselves.

That means eating well, sleeping well, being active and cutting out things that are bad for us. It also means learning to take time out to relax and have fun, and trying to think positively.

So get ready to start dealing with stress by firs looking after yourself. Remember you CAN change focus on the small steps that are most useful to you...

Eating Well

If we're stressed it's more important than ever to eat well.

Eating breakfast yes it's true breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Eating breakfast means you'll also be less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks before lunch. Choosing toast made with wholemeal bread, porridge and high fibre cereals helps to keep your energy levels up through the whole morning.

Getting your five a day

We all know we're meant to get five portions of fruit and vegetables every day but it can seem like a lot. Try making small changes like chopping a banana into your cereal you can also use strawberries, raspberries etc and adding some vegetables to meals also, even a glass of orange juice counts so it can be easier than you think..

Learning to cook

Cooking from scratch is a really healthy way to eat as there will be less salt and more vitamins than in most ready meals and processed food. And learning how to do it can be fun, watch some cooking programmes, get a recipe book or find a cookery class and give it a go.

Sitting down with other people

Families who eat together are more likely to sort out problems and enjoy each others company. Whether it's with the kids, your partner or people from work, being sociable at meal times can be a good thing. So try to make one meal a day spent with others.

Cutting down

Cutting down on tea, coffee and energy drinks is helpful as these all contain caffine, try cutting down if you feel anxious, panicky or sleepy...

For more hints and ideas on eating well go to www.takelifeon.co.uk

Sleeping well

Good sleep is essential but can be the first thing to go when we're stressed, this can lead to us feeling even more stressed. Here are some things you can try to get a better nights sleep.

Your Bedroom

Don't have a TV, computer or games console in your bedroom try to keep it as a clam place to relax.

Cut out light blackout blinds, thick curtains or an eye mask are good for this

Block out noise with earplugs

During the day

Try not to take naps

Try not to think about sleep too much

Cut down on caffeine

Be physically active

Before bed

Have regular bedtime routine

Relax with a warm bath

Avoid heavy meals for at least two hours

Avoid alcohol for at least three hours

Switch the TV off half an hour before you go to bed

Set an alarm to avoid have I slept in panics. Surprisingly having a regular wake up time is more important than a regular bedtime to avoid clock watching make sure the clock is facing away from you.

Can't sleep

Go to a different room for a while and do something that's not mentally challenging

Have a warm milky caffeine free drink

Don't lie in or nap to compensate the next day

Still can't sleep

Concerns often disrupt our sleep try thinking about them and what you might do about them during the day. Writing them down before you go to bed can also help you put them out of your head...

Being Active

Well the good news is you don't have to join a gym, walking briskly for a total of 30 minutes five days a week will not only reduce stress levels but will also reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. You don't have to do it all at once either three lots of 10 minute works just as well and makes it easy to fit into everday life.

Try these easy steps

Friendly stroll
Going for a walk with a friend is a great way to spend an evening and cost nothing. Joining a walking group is fun and sociable too find one near you.

Get out with the kids is great chasing them round the garden or having a kick about in the park is good for you and fun for them. Swimming is also a great way to get exercise with the kids.

Leave the car when you pop out to the local shop or you drop the kids off at school why not walk instead of taking the car.

Stop the bus
Get off the bus a couple of stops early on your way to work and walk the rest

Get out at lunchtime why not go to the shops or the park at lunchtime? The walk will also make you feel more awake in the afternoon.

Take the stairs
Why not take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator

Gardening

Gardening counts as exercise and it's a great way to make yourself feel better about the weeding. The kids can join into and planting flower and vegetable seeds can be fun for them.

Green spaces

Research shows getting out to a green space can boost your mood. It's great for the kids too, so whether it's a walk around your local park or a climb up a hill go for green.

On your bike

Grown ups and kids can all feel the benefit of cycling and most citys now a cycle paths

Find a class

There are loads of classes that you can join at your local sports or community centre.

Relaxing and having fun

Take a break from your hectic life even a small one can stop stress building up
Being stressed can stop us doing things we usually enjoy but missing out on those things is also one of the causes of stress.
Are there things you used to love doing but haven't done recently because of the pressure you're under? Making time to relax and have some fun is an important part of beating stress even if you don't feel like it to start with.

Somme things others have enjoyed doing are

Going for a walk with the dog if you have one

Making time to play with your kids at home or the park

Baking and cooking then sharing it with others

Deciding to learn something new for example taking an evening class in something you've always wanted to do.

Meditation and deep relaxation

Learning how to clear our minds takes practice but it's a really good way to relax and de-stress. Visit the library for books. CD's and DVD's or search online. Also look for and join a meditation class...

A Serious Of Steps To Deal With Stress

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Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and being active...15 of 47

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CUNNINGHAM J <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
26 Jun

to Alex
Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and being active...15 of 47

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Article: A Serious Of Steps To Deal With Stress

CUNNINGHAM J <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
26 Jun

to Alex
Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and be
Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and being active...

 

I Promise Myself

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I Promise Myself

 

To be strong that nothing can distrub my peace of mind

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optomism coem true

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own

To forget the mistakes of the past abd press on to the greater achievments of the future

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet

To give so much time to empowering myself that I have no time to criticize others

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word but in great deeds

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side so long as I am true to the best that is in me... 

For My Child

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Just for this morning I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning I will let you choose what you want to wear and smile and say how perfect it is.

 

Just for this morning I am going to step over the laundry and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning I will leave the dishes in the sink and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

 

Just for this afternoon I will unplug the phone and keep the computer off and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

Just for this afternoon I will not yell once not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream van I will buy you one if it comes by.

Just for this afternoon I wont worry about what you are going to be when you grow up or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.

Just for this afternoon I will take us to McDonalds and buy us both a happy meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening I will hold you in my arms and tell you the story about how you where born and how much I love you.

Just for this evening I will let you splash in the bath and not get angry.

Just for this evening I will let you stay up late while we sit in the garden and count all the stars.

Just for this evening I will snuggle beside you for hours and miss my favourite TV shows.

Just for this evening when I run my fingers through your hair as you pray I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.

 

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you a little tighter a little longer. It is then I will thank God for you and ask for nothing except one more day...

 

Our children grow up quickly and we wonder where the years went. always listen to your child spend every minute you can with them show and tell them daily how much you love them and how they are the best thing that ever happened to you. For before you know it they will be adults.