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How Making Time for Yourself Will Make You Less Stressed

her-agenda-logoAs Her Agenda’s motto says, millennial women tend to constantly be on the move.

However, our busy schedules can bring on a lot of stress. We get so caught up in getting things done that it is easy to lose sight of one important fact- it is necessary for us to take care of ourselves in these seasons of stress.

Here are some tips on how to feel refreshed and rejuvenated despite your busy schedule:

1. Make Time in the Morning for Prayer or Meditation

With so many things to do, it is easy to jump out of bed in the morning and already feel frazzled about the day ahead of you. The way in which we start our morning can heavily impact how we feel throughout the rest of the day, so why not start it off on a good note? In his article, “Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don’t,” journalist, Richard Schiffman, calls on the findings of Dr. Herbert Benson to explain the health benefits of prayer and meditation:

“Dr. Herbert Benson, a cardiovascular specialist at Harvard Medical School and a pioneer in the field of mind/ body medicine discovered what he calls “the relaxation response,” which occurs during periods of prayer and meditation. At such times, the body’s metabolism decreases, the heart rate slows, blood pressure goes down, and our breath becomes calmer and more regular.”

Take the first five minutes of your morning solely to yourself and have some quiet time. Not sure how to pray or meditate? Schiffman continues and shares…

(Read the rest of this fabulous post on HerAgenda.com)

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