Stress is no help to managing or losing weight. Take time each day to focus on breathing and clearing your mind. If you are like me and have kids begging for your attention every second of the day, this time can be hard to find. Focus on deep breathing and letting all of your "to do lists" running through your head rest for a few minutes.
Notice how your body relaxes and when you are done with this meditation/deep breathing you will feel invigorated to tackle that "to do list" with a renewed energy.
This practice is good for mind, body,and spirit. All 3 working together for the benefit of you and it only take a few minutes each day. Your ability to focus will become sharper. Decreasing stress will help to increase your metabolism. Right when you get out of bed, early in the afternoon, or just before bed are great times to practice relaxation.
GOAL: TAKE A FEW MINUTES TODAY TO PRACTICE DEEP BREATHING. IN FACT, WHAT ARE YOU STILL SITTING HERE FOR? GO DEEP BREATH, RELAX, AND MEDITAE.