LITTLETON, Colo., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark 20-year study conducted by the University of London concluded that unmanaged reactions to stress were a more dangerous risk factor for cancer and heart disease than either cigarette smoking or high cholesterol foods.
"Why is it when spring hits you begin cleaning out your closets, drawers and garages but you don't clean out your thoughts? Since a main source for your stress is your thoughts, what about cleaning out your head this spring?" says Lauren E Miller (http://www.laurenemiller.com), author of her recently released fourth book: 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Stressing Out! is now available on amazon.com.
"The fight, flight or freeze response served your ancestors well out in the wilderness. Today, the threats exist in your head. Instead of an animal predator lurking behind you, it's your negative self talk. Whenever you perceive a situation as a potential threat to your safety, stress becomes your natural state. You often create an internal jungle where your thoughts constantly prey on your sense of well-being: I'm not OK, I can't handle this, I'm not smart enough, likable or capable," she says.
Lauren recommends spring cleaning the negative thoughts out of the closets that exist inside your head.
"Spring cleaning may de-clutter your outer surroundings which holds value; however, cleaning out negative thoughts can result in a profound shift of your self-perception in relation to the world around you and end up saving your life," she says.
Lauren offers 3 stress management tips to de-clutter your mind:
- Watch and observe your thought life. As soon as a negative thought enters your radar, simply say the word, "delete." Your subconscious mind has had enough experience with that word that it will evoke a strong response.
- Replace all negative thoughts with a positive statement. Instead of, "Nothing ever works out for me," try: "I got an undesirable outcome this time giving me an opportunity to explore other available options." Instead of, "I can't do that!" try: "I don't know how to do that yet, and I have full confidence in my ability to learn new things." Try this reframe, "It's not rejection, it's just direction."
- Practice remaining present to the life in front of your face. The nonessential thoughts in life exist in the past and the future. All that is of value exists in the experience of the present moment. Stop your antics of comparison; they rob you of your God-given ability to stay present to your inner creativity and inspiration.
About Lauren E Miller
Lauren E Miller has received national recognition in Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, CNBC, Lifetime and Discovery along with the International Journal of Healing and Care. With 10 years of proven experience and 18 years of intensive extended education in the areas of anxiety relief and stress reduction, Lauren works with men and women worldwide empowering them with techniques and skills to live life without stress using one-on-one coaching, teleseminars, seminars and workshops. As an international speaker, Lauren has shared the stage with some of today's most inspirational speakers.
Her third book, Release the Stress around Breast Cancer... with Methods and Mantras for the Mastectomies of Life, was released in October 2011 and was written during her own journey through stage three breast cancer.
The first book in the series is entitled: Release the Stress...5 Minutes to Stress Relief around the Craze of Life at Work and at Home. Her first book is an Amazon Best Seller and Indie Book Award Winner: Hearing His Whisper...a Journey through Cancer and Divorce.
Lauren is currently working on the screenplay for her story, a dramedy (drama/comedy). Her fourth book, 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Stressing Out!, is now available on amazon.com. For more information, please visit her website at: http://www.laurenemiller.com.
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