Be mesmerized by the steady rhythm of the waves as if they are washing up over you and washing back down again, taking with it all the stress and strains for the day. The biggest challenge will be trying to keep those eyes open through the whole 30 minutes! That is a good thing because when you relax, even if only 30 minutes, it is like a system reset for your mind and body that can change your outlook and your health! The brain adapts to any environment we subject it to over a period of time. An “environment” can be external to the body as well as internal. This adaptation creates a familiar balance or “Steady-State” in the brain. Self-talk, negative thinking, worrying thoughts, and chronic dissatisfaction are examples of things that create a stressful internal environment. Constant bickering, money troubles, family issues, losses, too much work and not enough play are examples of external elements that create stress internally. Chronic stress occurs in the life of someone who has “adapted” to “running on overdrive” and “burning the candle at both ends.” They don’t know how to NOT do that!