Three positive effects of relaxation

By Carmen Glover

Negril in western Jamaica, boasts seven miles of pure white sand and clear, inviting beaches, a perfect setting for complete relaxation.

Negril in western Jamaica boasts seven miles of pure white sand and clear, inviting beaches, a perfect setting for complete relaxation.

Have you ever noticed that when you push yourself too hard, with packed schedules and ultra-busy lives, exhaustion saps your energy even as you try to will yourself forward? That’s because your body is telling you what your mind is unwilling to accept: you need to take time to relax. No one is ever too busy to carve out time for relaxation, regardless of how important you think you are. Here are three ways relaxation helps you expedite your goals:

The Hibiscus flower, one of the natural gems in Jamaica.

The Hibiscus flower, one of the natural gems in Jamaica.

  1. The mind is soothed: When your mind is calm, your thoughts develop structure and clarity. A clear perspective is integral to goal setting because it allows you to examine the pros and cons of different ideas in a smooth, sensible and balanced manner. During the hustle and bustle of hectic days, it is difficult to find the time and space to soothe your mind enough to inspire clear thinking.
  2. The body refuels: As the mind relaxes, it forces your body to come along for the experience. Your body slows down from its frenetic pace and eases into a phase of much-needed rejuvenation. This allows you to recharge all the areas that are intrinsic to goal achievement—ideas, planning and course of action.
  3. You are energized: Many times when you take the time to relax that personal treat leads to unexpected dividends. New ideas come to mind. The importance of reconnecting with dormant contacts resurfaces. A better strategy to accomplish your goals is crystallized. A stagnant project gets an infusion of fresh energy and perspective.relax1

With Women’s History Month drawing to a close and the presidential race remaining mired in a flux of dysfunction, a lot of attention will turn to meeting the April 15 tax deadline. With the transition period squarely focused on finances, take some time to enjoy the benefits of relaxation. The results will cause you to repeat the exercise often and share the benefits with others, which is a winning formula for all involved—OnPoinPress.net—

 

Have a tranquil and holy Palm Sunday

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Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. As you wave your palms and celebrate the sanctity of this special day on the Christian calendar, we extend our prayers to all our readers and supporters for a blessed time. We especially pray that you will experience the tranquility that comes from peace. Have a safe, tranquil and holy Palm Sunday. Have a thoughtful and peaceful Holy Week.–OnPointPress.net–

Peyton Manning retires amid lawsuits

03 FEB 2016:Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) holds his hands up and makes a statement that SEC quarterbacks are the best prepared for the NFL during the Super Bowl 50 Denver Broncos press conference held at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara California. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

03 FEB 2016:Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) holds his hands up and makes a statement that SEC quarterbacks are the best prepared for the NFL during the Super Bowl 50 Denver Broncos press conference held at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara California. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

By Charles Glover, Jr.

After 18 seasons Peyton Manning announced his retirement today from the National Football League (NFL) with a lot of fanfare. Manning has been one of the top NFL ambassadors, as a member of the Indianapolis Colts for his first 14 years and the Denver Broncos the last 4 seasons. Manning was gracious during his retirement press conference thanking many, including his last team stating, “Grateful is the word that comes to my mind when thinking of the Denver Broncos.”

Manning announced his retirement in a press conference Monday and expressed appreciation and respect for numerous players, coaches, executives, and media members.

Manning announced his retirement in a press conference Monday and expressed appreciation and respect for numerous players, coaches, executives, and media members.

Retiring after helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50 only enhances his legacy. Manning retires having won 5 regular season NFL MVP awards, 200 career wins, and a long list of passing records. Manning has also been as one of the most recognizable figures in all of sports for more than a decade, transitioning his success on the field to endorsements and public appearances. Nationwide and Papa John’s are the most frequent commercials Manning is featured in. Manning has also hosted Saturday Night Live on multiple occasions.

Manning’s retirement comes on the heels of a Super Bowl victory and a pair of pending lawsuits that should not be forgotten. His settlements in 1996 and 2003 with Dr. Jamie Naughright from an incident that occurred while Manning was attending the University of Tennessee recently resurfaced. In the court documents, Dr. Naughright accused Manning of sexually inappropriate conduct, further exacerbated by a book which he later co-wrote with his father, Archie. According to the court transcript, Manning was less than truthful in his recounting of his actions yet the university backed him up and hung Naughright out to dry.

Dr. Naughright reinstated the lawsuit after Manning’s book was released and her career suffered due to the entire series of events. and a class action lawsuit has been filed against him and the university by females who said they were harmed. Additionally, the NFL is still investigating claims from an Al-Jareeza report that linked him and his wife to the performance enhancing drug HGH.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after teammate Joseph Addai scored a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the New Orleans Saints in Miami. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press on Sunday, March 6, 2016, that Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he's going to retire. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates after teammate Joseph Addai scored a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the New Orleans Saints in Miami. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press on Sunday, March 6, 2016, that Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he’s going to retire. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Regardless of the findings of the NFL investigation, or any further developments in the current Tennessee lawsuit, Manning will be a first ballot NFL Hall of Fame selection. As Manning faces retirement he shared, “when someone thoroughly exhausts an experience they can’t help but miss it.”

Manning will always be linked and compared to Tom Brady and held in high esteem by those who appreciated his dedication to the game of football. Manning has his flaws as we all do but has earned the respect of many of the most respected in sports. As Manning said, “There’s something about the number 18. 18 is a good number.”–OnPointPress.net–

Charles Glover, Jr., is a senior writer at OnPointPress.net and a Licensed Insurance Professional working with HealthMarkets.  Contact me directly at (470)755-9940 for your health insurance questions and concerns.