Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:03

Your life may improve if you take time to stand, or sit still regularly. Some call it meditation, others call it quiet time, but it does not really matter what you label it. Their long term benefits are all the same. Some say it's like developing spiritual muscles that will allow you to be happier, less stressed and much more focused.

Stress comes is many shapes and forms. Unpaid bills, an argument with your family member, a serious health problem, or a traffic accident. Suck it up, because this is all part of everyday life.

While some stress is inevitable, when your body repeatedly encounters a set of physiological changes dubbed the stress response, trouble often follows. Stress may contribute to or exacerbate various health problems, including high blood pressure, suppression of the immune system, headaches, insomnia, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Take as many moments to stay calm, positive and meditate. There are also a wide variety of quick, easy stress relief techniques. Find one, or many and practice them regularly. Try it, you'll like it.