The President's Message 4/10/23

What are some effective ways to overcome stress and stay connected to the present moment? How do we stay connected when society tells us we need to be independent?

Ms. Quadai Palmer

4/10/20231 min read

“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” - Natalie Goldberg

In today's fast-paced world, stress has become a common phenomenon that affects people of all ages. As Natalie Goldberg rightly puts it, stress is a disconnection from the earth, and it can make us forget to breathe. However, stress is not an intelligent state, and it falsely makes us believe that everything is an emergency. In reality, nothing is that important, and we need to take a step back to calm down. There are several ways to relieve stress positively. One of the most effective ways is to exercise regularly.

Exercise helps to release endorphins, which are natural mood boosters.

Yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises are also great ways to calm the mind and reduce stress.

Another way to relieve stress is by spending time with loved ones. Talking to someone you trust and sharing your feelings can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, taking a break from technology and engaging in hobbies such as reading, painting, or gardening can also help to relieve stress.

In conclusion, stress can be overwhelming, but it's essential to remember that nothing is more important than your mental health. Taking small steps to relieve stress can make a significant difference in your overall well-being. So, whenever you feel stressed, just lie down, take a deep breath, and remember that everything will be okay.