Stress has a physical as well as a mental effect.
The body reacts to stress by tensing up.
Uncoil your muscles and consciously relax each muscle group of your
body. Still your breathing, chant "Peace" or "Relax"
like a mantra with each inward breath.
Breathe in peace, breathe out tension. Let go of all the
negative thoughts flooding your mind.
If you're angry, practice sending loving, healing thoughts
towards the person who caused the angry feelings.
The body cannot stay relaxed and angry at the same time!
Focus on the body, your mind will get the message and you can function
more effectively. Let go and let God take over.
Relax - let go, relax - let go
Let go of your useless worry
Let go of your helpless fury
Let go of your hopeless fears
Let go of your needless tears
Relax - let go, relax,
Let go of the knot in your stomach
Let go of the tightness in your chest
Let go of the tension in your muscles
Let go of the pain in your head
Relax - be still, relax
- be still
Calm your restless breathing
Slow down your ragged heartbeat
Be still and think peace
Peace, peace --- be still !
Stop your mumbling and moaning
Quit your grumbling and groaning
Of what use is pining and whining
Or muttering and murmuring?
Relax -- be still, relax
- be still
In the waters of quietness
You can walk with the Lord
And above all the noisiness
You can hear of His Word!
So, relax - be still
Relax, be still
Be still, and know that He is God.
Trixie Asirvatham has an MA in Psychology from
the University of Delhi and a Diploma in Advertising from Xavier Institute of
Communications, Bombay, India. She has 20+ years of experience in Advertising
Copywriting and Creative Management at leading advertising agencies in Delhi
and Bombay, from Hindustan Thompson Associates to Chaitra Leo Burnett, Ogilvy
& Mather and MAA Bozell.
Trixie enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano and guitar,
writing skits and organising family entertainment programmes. Presently she
works as a freelance copywriter.