Sunday, August 16, 2009
7. Shut Up and Smile/ Calle y sonría
Freaking out about a speech? Smile, look at the audience, and keep quiet for 2 seconds, says T.J. Walker, president of Media Training Worldwide. It'll slow you down and create the impression that you're relaxed and in control. The audience will then feel more comfortable, leading you to actually be relaxed and in control. Now start talking. Unless you're a mime. In that case, as you were.
8. Do notTalk with Your Hands/ NO hablar con las manos
To keep calm in a job interview, rest your arms on your lap, with your elbows bent slightly, and have your fingers almost touching, says Walker . This will keep your body relaxed, which will keep your tone conversational.
9. Run Fast/ Corra, corra
Bike hard. Punch the heavy bag. And we don't mean your mother-in-law. A University of Missouri at Columbia study found that 33 minutes of high-intensity exercise helps lower stress levels more than working out at a moderate pace. What's more, the benefits last as long as 90 minutes afterward.
10. Hit the Sauna After Your Workout/ Un baño sauna
In an Oklahoma State University study, those who combined sauna use with group counseling had greater stress relief, feelings of relaxation, and sense of accomplishment compared with those who only had their heads shrunk.
11. Remember the Lyrics to Your Favorite Song . / Recuerde las letras de sus canciones favotitas. .. . . name at least 30 states, or assemble the All-Time Band of Guys Named James (the James Gang doesn't count). In other words, give your mind any all-consuming challenge, as long as it has a definite finish—unending problems cause more stress, says Toby Haslam-Hopwood, Psy.D., a psychologist at the Menninger Clinic in Houston .
Publicado por "Quien tiene fortaleza interior, enfrenta sus retos con valor" en 12:35 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
1. Drink More Juice / Ingiera más vitamina C
Researchers at the University of Alabama fed rats 200 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day and found that it nearly stopped the secretion of stress hormones. If it relaxes a rat, why not you? Two 8-ounce glasses of orange juice daily gives you the vitamin C you need.
2. Put a Green Dot on Your Phone / Respire hondo antes de tomar una llamada
This is your secret reminder to take one deep breath before you answer a call, says Susan Siegel, of the Program on Integrative Medicine at the University of North Carolina school of medicine. Not only will you feel better, but you'll sound more confident.
3. Spend Quality Time with a Canine / Disfrute de la compañía de su mascota canina
Yours or someone else's. According to research at the State University of New York at Buffalo , being around a pet provides more stress relief than being around a two-legged companion. As if we needed a study to determine that.
4. Go to Starbucks—with Your Coworkers / Tome café en compañia de sus colegas
Researchers at the University of Bristol in England discovered that when stressed-out men consumed caffeine by themselves, they remained nervous and jittery. But when anxious men caffeine-loaded as part of a group, their feelings of stress subsided.
5. Shake It Out / Sacuda las manos
When you're facing that big-money putt, shake out your fingers, relieving the tension in your forearms, hands, and wrists and shifting your focus to the only thing you can control: your preshot routine. You won't think about making—or missing—the shot, says Alan Goldberg, Ed.D., a sports-psychology consultant in Amherst , Massachusetts .
6. Listen to Music at Work / Trabaje con música de fondo
And make it the blandest playlist you can create. According to a study at Pennsylvania 's Wilkes University , Mozart lowers your stress levels at work, while also reducing the risk of the common cold. We knew Celine Dion had a purpose.
To be continued......
Publicado por "Quien tiene fortaleza interior, enfrenta sus retos con valor" en 5:20 PM
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Grupo creado en Facebook. Administrado: Mariana de Maura
"Una paciente me preguntó que cómo era posible que alguien descubreiera como curar con flores...la explicación es la siguiente cuando el Dr. Bach por razones de salud abandonó su práctica médica en Londres (él era bacteriólogo, investigador y a la vez ejercía la medicina), se fué a la campiña inglesa en la región de Gales y se dedicó a buscar otras formas de tratamiento naturales, tanto para su propia dolencia como para ayudar a otros.
Parte de esos años los dedicó a revisar la tradición de la medicina milenaria céltica (de los celtas que poblaron esas regiones en la antigüedad).Tradición que poseía gran cantidad de conocimientos sobre los poderes curativos no solo de las plantas, si no también de las flores, para armonizar las emociones.
Al cabo de 20 años de estudio y experimentación habia patentizado los 38 remedios o compuestos que hoy se conocen como las flores del Dr.Bach.
Enforque de medicina alternativa que se conoce ampliamente en Europa y centro y Sur América. Hasta ahora,aquí en RD, somos unos cuantss profesionales apenas, que hemos iniciado su uso.
Para más información pueden visitar mi blog: www.psicologatranspersonal.blogspot.com
Hasta luego y gracias por hacerse miembro de este grupo"
Publicado por "Quien tiene fortaleza interior, enfrenta sus retos con valor" en 7:08 PM
Hi! My name is Arina and I am a former speedaholic!
Being impatient by nature I love speed, instant gratification and ‘quick fixes’. I love modern technology for making my life easier and some tedious home chores much more tolerable. I enjoy high speed internet, fast cars, planes that can get me faster to my destination point and phone calls that are short and right to the point. Because the more time I save, the more I can get done. A second here, a second there and you have got yourself a whole extra minute!
I am sure you know what I mean…
I was convinced that the fast way is the only way to go, because, let’s face it, life is short and time is money.
However, something really strange happened to me two weeks ago. I had a private Italian language lessons at 3:30 p.m. at a friend’s house. I was so busy writing that I completely lost track of time. When I left the house it was already 3:20 p.m. I walked as fast as I could the whole way, looking at my watch every 30 seconds and feeling very anxious, because I hate to make other people wait. I finally got to her house 15 minutes late, feeling out of breath, stressed out and guilty all at the same time.
Two days later I had to go to another lesson again. Only this time I decided to leave early. I left home at 3:05 sharp and I walked slowly enjoying the warm sunny day. I walked past a beautiful park, really noticing for the first time a little old wind mill that was probably brought there as a piece of decoration. I watched how a little two-year old broke into a sprint as soon as his grandfather let him get out of his baby carriage. And when the poor man finally realized what had happened the kid had gotten himself a good 200 yards upper hand. I finally looked at my watch only when I was right in front of my friend’s house. It was 3:15 p.m!
It took me only ten minutes to get to her house, when the last time it had taken me 25 and I was practically running! I took exactly the same roads both times, and my watch was working fine, so how could I get there faster, when I was actually walking slower? This was beyond my comprehension. Maybe you have an explanation?
The shock that you can get somewhere faster without running there at full speed was an eye-opening moment for me. There was definitely a problem with how I manage my time.
Looking back at my routine I realized how often I speed through my life, not really noticing what is happening around me and not being able to stop for even one second just to ‘savor the moment’. Somewhere down the road my days have turned into a never-ending Olympic marathon, where every single day I push myself to set a new record. Get there faster, try harder, squeeze more tasks on my to-do list, talk to more people, answer more emails, and on top of all that crimple some family time in there.
But the harder I tried to get everything done, the more I fell behind. And the more I fell behind, the more I was beating myself up for not trying harder. It was exhausting and frustrating. It had gotten to the point when I could hear an invisible clock ticking even when I was supposed to be having fun and relaxing.
But after thinking about it, I realized that it is not just my problem. Our whole Western society is in love with speed. Think of all the concepts that did not even existed some 50 years ago: speed walking, speed reading, speed dating, speed networking, speed dial, fast food… even speed yoga and speed meditation…
If we are not doing something as fast as we humanly can, if we are not stretching our schedule to cram in as many tasks as possible, if we are not chronically busy, we are often regarded as lazy and unmotivated. The word “slow” has become a synonym of apathetic, passive, unproductive, time-consuming, slack and even dumb.
Most of us are so busy all the time that we do not even realize we are living our lives on fast forward. We would probably notice how stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, and exhausted we feel and how little fun we are actually having, except that we do not have time or energy to notice much of anything. The sad truth is that we were not evolved for such speed and we do not tolerate it well either.
I do not know about you, but to me it seems that the cult of speed has gone too far.
Carl Honoré, the unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down, believes that we have exchanged quality for quantity. More and more people all over the world are gradually coming to the realization that faster is not always better. The Slow Movement is a new cultural shift towards slowing down life’s pace.
As Carl Honoré put it,“The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed. Savoring the hours and minutes rather than just counting them. Doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible. It’s about quality over quantity in everything from work to food to parenting.”
•Slow eating, enjoying every bite, instead of just shoveling a Big Mac down my mouth?
•Taking time off to spend it with my family, instead of being always ‘on the call’?
•Getting a good night of rest, instead of staying up late working at the kitchen table after the kids are asleep?
•Actually enjoying the drive to work, instead of weaving back and forth, looking for the fastest lane while looking at the clock every 2 minutes?
I am there!
In the past two weeks I have really tried to slow down and break my obsession with speed. I can not say that I am completely ‘recovered’. I still need my dose of ‘speed’ sometimes, but I am definitely much slower now (and I mean this as a compliment. ). My life has become by far more rewarding, fun, and balanced. But most importantly, I have noticed that my productivity has almost doubled and my self-confidence quadrupled.
If you are a ‘speedaholic’ too, I strongly recommend you try consciously slowing down before it is too late…
Because, strangely enough, when you slow down you actually get there faster!
Subscribe in a reader or sign up for free updates by entering your email below:
Publicado por "Quien tiene fortaleza interior, enfrenta sus retos con valor" en 10:00 AM