Release the Stress You've Built Into Your Life, and Design and Live a Low-Stress Lifestyle
Let Go of Stress You Feel about Specific Chronic Issues You Can Name
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Let Go of Stress You Feel about Specific Chronic Issues You Can Name" to reduce your generalized feelings of stress by tackling some of the specific issues, events, and attitudes that cause of you to feel anxious, worried, tense, or annoyed. Use them to develop a set of practices that you can use to systematically reduce the stress you feel from specific issues that you can identify and prioritize. Use them to tackle your individual concerns and stresses from many different angles so that you can be confident of having a permanent and comprehensive solution to them.
Reduce Your Overall Stress Level by Developing These Daily Habits
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Reduce Your Overall Stress Level by Developing These Daily Habits" to let go of worries by changing your daily habits of consciousness, rather than by focusing on solving individual problems that you might blame for your stress. Use them throughout the day to reduce your general level of stress, to give yourself periodic vacations from your concerns, and to refresh your energy for dealing with stressful situations. Use them to be able to enter any situation that confronts you with confidence, knowing that you have control over the scars that carry into the future by managing your reactions to the situation.
Decrease the Physical Effects of Stress Through Deep Relaxation
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Decrease the Physical Effects of Stress Through Deep Relaxation" to develop your skills at achieving deep relaxation and producing other healing states of mind no matter how stressful the situation that you're experiencing at the present time. Use them to handle the stress in your life by directly modifying the physiological processes in your body that the stress has invoke--both in a general way and targeted at specific conditions. Use them to build your relationship with your body in such a way that you're deeply aware of how your attitudes distort it, as well as increasingly competent to eliminate that distortion.
Reduce Stress by Changing the Underlying Patterns that Cause It and Reinforce It
Broad Category: Use the exercises referenced through the section "Reduce Stress by Changing the Underlying Patterns that Cause It and Reinforce It" to loosen the iron grip that stress has on your consciousness by letting go of the preoccupations, habits, cultural programming, traumatic experiences, energy imbalances, and other patterns that cause it. Use them to be mindful of both the causes and effects of stress so that you can change the life patterns that cause it and free your mind to enjoy your existence on this planet more fully. Use them to develop a greater sense of who you are being in your daily life and in the world by recognizing how your choices and actions impact how your feel and how much joy your experience throughout your life.
Take Regular Vacations from Stress to Relax, Invoke Healing Energy, and Talk with Your Body
Broad Category: Use the exercises referenced through the section "Take Regular Vacations from Stress to Relax, Invoke Healing Energy, and Talk with Your Body" to develop a habit of taking long or short vacations from stress during the day by deeply relaxing your body, by meditating, by getting to know your body more completely, or by moving your chi energy in healing ways. Use them to improve your health by making a priority of releasing your body from the toxic results of the stress caused by negative emotions, unhealthy living, overwhelming challenges, traumas and bad habits from your past, and blockages in the flow of chi energy Use them to understand how stress impacts your body on a deep level, so that you can make changes in your relationship with your body that will relieve the stress by tackling it at its cause.
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