Even the word sounds relaxing. Embracing your inner "chill" by doing something for yourself and taking time to relax can change the way you think about stress. Here are a few easy (and inexpensive) ways to bring "chill" to your day.
"Breathe, count to 10," Oscar told me on the afternoon recently when I was hyperventilating because guests were about to arrive for a holiday get-together and nothing was ready, including me. "You told me that, remember?"
As she turns 80, there she sits, a defiant reminder of a times past; a luxurious venue for times present and through several reinventions currently underway will be a part of the Long Beach skyline in times future.
I'm shushed daily, probably hourly. I must be in a constant state of running because I'm always falling over my own two feet. I worry constantly about my career and trust me -- you will know how I feel about politics.
We couldn't help wondering how this couple had coped when confronted with the very different cultures and attitudes of India when they first arrived in the early 1970s, especially as they and their four small children were living in a small hut with no running water.
Unplugging and recharging is about being in a chilled out state as much as you can throughout your day, rather than having to take time out from the rest of your day, which you have decided to make stressful.